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Chapter 13

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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

   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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   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
   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.
   Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

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