Revelation 13:1-8, 11-16


Revelation 13:1: “And I" [John] "stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads" [The rise of the Seven Kings] "and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads" [Kings/leaders] "the name of blasphemy.”

Revelation 13:2: “And the beast” [The beast with Seven Heads and Ten Horns] “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” [Satan] “gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”

Revelation 13:3: “And I" [John] "saw one of his heads" [The SEVENTH head/The Eagle's right head] "as it were wounded to death;” [Killed] “and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the BEAST.” The BEAST whose deadly wound was healed.

Revelation 13:5: “And there was given unto him" [The BEAST whose deadly wound was healed] "a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.” The forty and two months or 3 ½ years, is the time period of The Great Tribulation.

Revelation 13:6: “And he” [The BEAST whose deadly wound was healed] “opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.”

Revelation 13:7: “And it was given unto him” [The BEAST whose deadly wound was healed] “to make war with the saints," [The 144,000/Servants of God] "and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”

Revelation 13:8: “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him,” [The BEAST whose deadly wound was healed] “whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”

The False Prophet

Revelation 13:11: “And I" [John] "beheld another beast” [The False Prophet] “coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.”

Revelation 13:12: “And he” [The False Prophet] “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.”

Revelation 13:13: “And he” [The False Prophet] “doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,”

Revelation 13:14: “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.”

Revelation 13:15: “And he had power to give life unto the image of the BEAST,” [Idolatry] “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.”

Revelation 13:16: “And he” [The False Prophet] “causeth all," [Those not written in the Book of Life (the children of Satan)] "both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:”