13The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.G2532G2476G1909G285G2281G2532G1492G2342G305G1537G2281G2192G2033G2776G2532G1176G2768G2532G1909G846G2768G1176G1238G2532G1909G846G2776G3686G9882The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.G2532G2342G3739G1492G2258G3664G3917G2532G846G4228G5613G715G2532G846G4750G5613G4750G3023G2532G1404G1325G846G846G1411G2532G846G2362G2532G3173G18493One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast.G2532G1492G3391G846G2776G5613G4969G1519G2288G2532G846G2288G4127G2323G2532G3650G1093G2296G2296G3694G1722G23424People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, "Who is like the beast? Who can make war against it?"G2532G4352G1404G3739G1325G1849G2342G2532G4352G2342G3004G5101G3664G2342G5101G1410G4170G3326G8465The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months.G2532G1325G846G4750G2980G3173G2532G988G2532G1849G1325G846G4160G5062G1417G33766It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven.G2532G455G846G4750G1519G988G4314G2316G987G846G3686G2532G846G4633G2532G4637G1722G37727It was given power to make war against God's people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.G2532G1325G846G4160G4171G3326G40G2532G3528G846G2532G1849G1325G846G1909G3956G5443G2532G1100G2532G14848All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb's book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.G2532G3956G2730G1909G1093G4352G846G3739G3686G1125G3756G1125G1722G976G2222G721G4969G575G2602G28899Whoever has ears, let them hear.G1536G2192G3775G19110"If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity they will go. If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword they will be killed." This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God's people.G1536G4863G161G5217G1519G161G1536G615G1722G3162G1163G615G1722G3162G5602G2076G5281G2532G4102G4011Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon.G2532G1492G243G2342G305G1537G1093G2532G2192G1417G2768G3664G721G2532G2980G5613G140412It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed.G2532G4160G3956G1849G4413G2342G1799G846G2532G4160G1093G2532G2730G1722G846G2443G4352G4413G2342G3739G846G2288G4127G232313And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of everyone.G2532G4160G3173G4592G2532G2443G4160G4442G2597G1537G3772G1519G1093G1799G44414Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.G2532G4105G2730G1909G1093G1223G4592G3739G846G1325G4160G1799G2342G3004G2730G1909G1093G4160G1504G2342G3739G2192G4127G3162G2532G219815It was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.G2532G846G1325G1325G4151G1504G2342G2443G1504G2342G2980G2532G2980G2532G4160G3745G302G4352G3361G4352G1504G2342G2443G61516It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads,G2532G4160G3956G3398G2532G3173G2532G4145G2532G4434G2532G1658G2532G1401G2443G846G1325G5480G1909G846G1188G5495G2228G1909G846G335917so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.G2532G3363G5100G1410G59G2228G4453G1508G2192G5480G2228G3686G2342G2228G706G846G368618This calls for wisdom. Let those who have insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.G5602G2076G4678G2192G3563G5585G706G2342G1063G2076G706G444G2532G846G706G5516
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