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1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

 


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Matthew Henry's Revelation Chapter 13 Bible commentary...



A wild beast rises out of the sea, to whom the dragon gives his power. (1-10) Another beast, which has two horns like a lamb, but speaks as a dragon. (11-15) It obliges all to worship its image, and receive its mark, as persons devoted to it. (16-18)1-10 The apostle, standing on the shore, saw a savage beast rise out of the sea; a tyrannical, idolatrous, persecuting power, springing up out of the troubles which took place. It was a frightful monster! It appears to mean that worldly, oppressing dominion, which for many ages, even from the times of the Babylonish captivity, had been hostile to the church. The first beast then began to oppress and persecute the righteous for righteousness' sake, but they suffered most under the fourth beast of Daniel, (the Roman empire,) which has afflicted the saints with many cruel persecutions. The source of its power was the dragon. It was set up by the devil, and supported by him. The wounding the head may be the abolishing pagan idolatry; and the healing of the wound, introducing popish idolatry, the same in substance, only in a new dress, but which as effectually answers the devil's design. The world admired its power, policy and success. They paid honour and subjection to the devil and his instruments. It exercised infernal power and policy, requiring men to render that honour to creatures which belongs to God alone. Yet the devil's power and success are limited. Christ has a chosen remnant, redeemed by his blood, recorded in his book, sealed by his Spirit; and though the devil and antichrist may overcome the body, and take away the natural life, they cannot conquer the soul, nor prevail with true believers to forsake their Saviour, and join his enemies. Perseverance in the faith of the gospel and true worship of God, in this great hour of trial and temptation, which would deceive all but the elect, is the character of those registered in the book of life. This powerful motive and encouragement to constancy, is the great design of the whole Revelation.

11-18 Those who understand the first beast to denote a worldly power, take the second to be also a persecuting and assumed power, which acts under the disguise of religion, and of charity to the souls of men. It is a spiritual dominion, professing to be derived from Christ, and exercised at first in a gentle manner, but soon spake like the dragon. Its speech betrayed it; for it gives forth those false doctrines and cruel decrees, which show it to belong to the dragon, and not to the Lamb. It exercised all the power of the former beast. It pursues the same design, to draw men from worshipping the true God, and to subject the souls of men to the will and control of men. The second beast has carried on its designs, by methods whereby men should be deceived to worship the former beast, in the new shape, or likeness made for it. By lying wonders, pretended miracles. And by severe censures. Also by allowing none to enjoy natural or civil rights, who will not worship that beast which is the image of the pagan beast. It is made a qualification for buying and selling, as well as for places of profit and trust, that they oblige themselves to use all their interest, power, and endeavour, to forward the dominion of the beast, which is meant by receiving his mark. To make an image to the beast, whose deadly wound was healed, would be to give form and power to his worship, or to require obedience to his commands. To worship the image of the beast, implies being subject to those things which stamp the character of the picture, and render it the image of the beast. The number of the beast is given, so as to show the infinite wisdom of God, and to exercise the wisdom of men. The number is the number of a man, computed after the usual manner among men, and it is 666. What or who is intended by this, remains a mystery. To almost every religious dispute this number has yet been applied, and it may reasonably be doubted whether the meaning has yet been discovered. But he who has wisdom and understanding, will see that all the enemies of God are numbered and marked out for destruction; that the term of their power will soon expire, and that all nations shall submit to our King of righteousness and peace.

 


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Deacon mecha's Revelation Chapter 13 comment on 9/15/2014, 9:17am...

The man of sin who exalt himself above all who called God .he is sitting in God 's temple assuming to be God . He is the son of perdition , since he sits in the holy temple he can 't be obama obama is sitting on government seat not spiritual seat the ant Christ must be someone who exalt himself to be Christ on earth he lies with is deadly deception to be messiah but he had the doctrine which is adulterous he has make all nation drink all his false doctrine THIS IS NON THAN THE SO CALLED THE PAPACY WHICH HAS TAKEN PLACE OF JESUS ON EARTH THE NUMBER SIX SIX SIX IS THE TITLE OF POPE VICAR FELLI DAI WHICH ADD UP TO NUMBER SIX SIX SIX the Sunday Sabbath is the mark of the beast any one who will worship on Sunday as a Lord 's day , has denied God 's sign with man accepted the mark of authority of the pope those who will not accept Sunday worship obey God 's Sabbath will be taken as occultismic outcast who will be likened to be traitors they will be tortured killed the head or hand means either through thinking or doing not something put on head or hand may God preserve the faithful who obey the law have faith of Jesus amen

 


Angela Hunt's Revelation Chapter 13 comment about verse 6 on 9/01/2014, 11:35am...

When it says those that dwell in Heaven, does that mean the beleivers who have already been raptured?

 


Jk's Revelation Chapter 13 comment about verse 3 on 8/24/2014, 11:05pm...

Has anyone stopped to think that "beast " as it rises out of the sea. These are empires. Not individuals. I 'm thinking you will see a revived ottoman turk empire.. It died and is looking like it will be ready to pick up the pieces of the middle east as it revives. Or call it a revived eastern roman empire.. 5 toes? Try turkey. Syria. Babylon. Persia. Egypt. The EU has already come together for the western half.

 


Edward Medcalf's Revelation Chapter 13 comment about verse 15 on 8/04/2014, 12:38pm...

there is nothing pass revelation 3,have happen yet.

 


Rocky's Revelation Chapter 13 comment on 7/30/2014, 12:34am...

We need to pray for the lost. We need to be the salt and light to the world Jesus wants us to be. I believe the hour is late, and their are many who still need to hear the truth, repent, and become true followers of Jesus Christ.

 


Merlin's Revelation Chapter 13 comment about verse 15 on 7/02/2014, 8:41am...

ISIS of today, gathers as U.S. President Obama is being called upon to resolve all their issues in the middle east. Well as I see things ALL of Revelations is coming to fruition. Obama is The Leader of The New World Order it 's here goatgrinder of Islam. Amen

 


Word's Revelation Chapter 13 comment on 6/11/2014, 8:48pm...

IT 'S IN YOUR MIND, YOUR BRAINS. NOT A CHIP, NOT A MARK OF INK BUT NOT KNOWING THE TRUTH OF WHO THE FIRST JESUS IS AND HE AIN 'T CHRIST HE 'S ANTI CHRIST OR INSTEAD OF CHRIST, A FALSE MESSIAH IS COMING ON A WHITE HORSE JUST LILKE JESUS BUT WITH A FAKE CROWN AND IMMATATION BOW AND THE WHOLE WORLD IS GOING TO SEE HIS POWER AND CHASE AFTER HIM BUT THE ELECT KNOW ITS NOT THE TRUE CHRIST AND THEY CAN 'T BE TEMPTED BY THE FAKE SO THEY ESCAPE THE HOUR OF TEMPTATION BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE IN THEIR FOREHEADS. IT 'S ALL SPIRITUAL DEATH, SATAN IS NOT GOING TO KILL ANY OF HIS FOLLOWER 'S AND HE CAN 'T HARM THE ELECT EXCEPT, NOT A HAIR ON THERE HEADS BECAUSE GOD IS IN CHARGE AND TOLD HIM. SO SATAN AND HIS BUNCH OF SOFT SPOKEN LOCUST PREACHER 'S ARE GOING TO TRY TO TARE YOUR SOUL AWAY FROM YOU WITH LIES AND FLATTERIES. MAKE A STAND FOR GOD AND BE PREPARED WITH FOOD AND BILLS PAID UP AND DON 'T GET CAUGHT UP IN SATAN 'S LIES WAIT FOR THE TRUE CHRIST WHO LOVES YOU. IF THEY DRAG YOU DOWN TO THE CHURCHES OF SATAN 'S BLANK YOUR MIND AND LET THE HOLY SPIRIT SPEAK THROUGH YOU. DON 'T FIGHT THEM, GO AS A DOVE AND BLANK YOUR MIND, GOD WILL BE WITH YOU.

 


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1.  John said, I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had ________ like a lamb, and _______as a dragon.


Two horns. Spoke
Hooves, scales
Wool, eyes
A voice, walked
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