Revelation 13:11

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I beheld another beast comming vp out of the earth, and hee had two hornes like a lambe, and hee spake as a dragon.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like unto lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and his voice was like that of a dragon.
- Basic English Bible

And I saw another beast rising out of the earth; and it had two horns like to a lamb, and spake as a dragon;
- Darby Bible

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon.
- Webster's Bible

Then I saw another Wild Beast, coming up out of the earth. He had two horns like those of a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon.
- Weymouth Bible

I saw another beast coming up out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke like a dragon.
- World English Bible

And Y sai another beeste stiynge vp fro the erthe, and it hadde two hornes, lijk the lomb; and it spak as the dragoun,
- Wycliffe Bible

And I saw another beast coming up out of the land, and it had two horns, like a lamb, and it was speaking as a dragon,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 13:11


Re 13:11 THE LAMB-LIKE DRAGON. I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth. John sees this second monster coming up out of the earth, a beast that has two horns like a lamb, and a voice like the voice of a dragon. There is a close connection existing between the ten-horned and the two-horned beast. The latter (1) exercises the power of the first beast before him, (2) causeth the earth to worship the first beast, (3) says to the earth that it should make an image of the first beast (Re 13:14), (4) gives life unto the image of the first beast, and (5) causes those who will not worship the image to be slain (Re 13:15). These statements show that there exists a close connection between the two, and that the last is the supporter and restorer of the first. We have found the first to be a symbolical representation of the temporal power of Rome. Most Protestant commentators see in the second beast the spiritual power of Rome, the power which gave life to, and built up, the temporal dominion of the Papacy. The Papal claims are two-fold, both of spiritual and temporal dominion. St. Peter with the sword and the keys is always represented as the symbol of the Papal power; the sword of temporal sway, and the keys of the kingdom. The Pope not only claims to be the vicar of Christ, but the rightful ruler of the kings of the earth, and in this capacity, in the days of his greatness, has made and deposed kings, and granted kingdoms. And he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. There is a similitude like the Lamb of God; a counterfeit representation; but a voice like the old dragon of pagan Rome. Both features show themselves. It professes to be Christian power. Sometimes its servants do a really lamb-like work, but then again we hear the dragon's voice. It can hardly be necessary to state that symbolism could choose no language more appropriate to represent the harsh, arrogant utterances of Rome when she puts forth her power, or asserts her authority. Whoever has heard the harsh orders of the priest to his flock, has heard the dragon's voice. How appropriately this language describes the bulls of Popes, or the fulminations of anathemas and excommunications against their enemies!

Discussion for Revelation 13

  • Jennifer Harvey
    Just know that Jesus Christ is soon to return for the saints! Let's be ready!
  • SabbathkeeperandWife
    Yes 2 beasts in Rev- 12
  • John
    Read Revelations 4 verse 9 then Read Isaiah 44 verse 20 it would be great to read all of chapter 44 and then focus on verse 20
  • Susan
    Donald W. Revelation is a fascinating book given to us for our learning. It had difficult parts, but what is intended for our learning today isn't impossible to know with study. Most of the book ready came to pass as is stated in first chapters things at hand and will short come to pass. I suggest Introduction
  • Donald Wilson
    I am a Christian very interested in Bible study. God bless you, and thank you or these articles.
  • Jac
    there is a clear comparision of beast in rev 13 and dan 7,if this two chapters are well studied,we can easily understand rev 13
    and know this beasts as described.

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