Modern Literal Version
[Revelation 13]

     13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and I saw a beast ascending out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads and upon his horns ten diadems and names of blasphemy upon his heads. 13:2 And the beast which I saw was similar to a leopard and his feet were like the feet of a bear and his mouth like the mouth of a lion and the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority. 13:3 And I saw one of his heads, like what has been slaughtered to death, and his deadly wound was healed and the whole earth marveled after the beast; 13:4 and they worshiped the dragon who has given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is similar to the beast? And who is mighty to make war with him? 13:5 And a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies was given to him, and authority to make* war forty-two months was given to him. {Rev 11:3, 11:9, 11:11, 12:6, 12:14}13:6 And he opened his mouth to blaspheme toward God, to blaspheme his name and his tabernacle, and blaspheme those who are residing in the heaven. 13:7 And it was given to him to make* a war with the holy-ones and to overcome them and authority over every tribe and people and language and nation was given to him. 13:8 And all who are dwelling upon the earth will be worshiping him, everyone whose name has not been written in the Book of Life of the lamb, who has been slaughtered from the conception of the world. 13:9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 13:10 If anyone holds those incaptivity, he is going into captivity; if anyone kills with*the sword, it is essential for him to be killed with*the sword. Here is the endurance and the faith of the holy-ones.

     13:11 And I saw another beast ascending out of the earth, and he was holding two horns similar to a lamb and he was speaking like a dragon. 13:12 And he practiced all the authority of the first beast in his sight and was making* the earth and those who are dwelling in it in order that they should worship the first beast, whose wound of death was healed. 13:13 And he does great signs, even makes* fire in order that it might come down from heaven upon the earth in the sight of men. 13:14 And the one who is misleading those of mine who are dwelling upon the earth because of the signs which was given to him to do in the sight of the beast, saying to those who dwell upon the earth to make* an image to the beast, who was holding the wound of death from the sword and lived. 13:15 And it was given to it to give breath to the image of the beast, in order that the image of the beast should speak and in order that it should make* as many as would not worship the image of the beast in order that they should be killed. 13:16 And he makes* all, the little and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, in order that there may be marks given to them upon their right hand or upon their foreheads; 13:17 and in order that no one should be able to buy or to sell, except he who has the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. 13:18 Here is wisdom. He who has perception, let him calculate the number of the beast; for* it is the number of man and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.{i.e. Nero; reigned 54-68 AD}

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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