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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Revelation 13

 

 

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Introduction
1A beast rises out of the sea with seven heads and ten horns, to whom the dragon gives his power.
11Another beast comes out of the earth;
14causes an image to be made of the former beast,
15and that men should worship it,
16and receive his mark.

Verse 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.
upon
Jeremiah 5:22
and saw
11:7; 17:8; Daniel 7:2,3
having
12:3; 17:3,7-12,16; Daniel 7:7,8,19,20,23,24
ten crowns
12:3
name
or, names. blasphemy.
5,6; 17:3,5; Daniel 7:25; 11:36; 2 Thessalonians 2:3,4

Verse 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.
was like
Jeremiah 5:6; 13:23; Daniel 7:6,7; Hosea 13:7; Habakkuk 1:8
and his feet
1 Samuel 17:34-37; 2 Kings 2:24; Proverbs 17:12; 28:15; Daniel 7:4,5; Hosea 13:8; Amos 5:19
and his mouth
Psalms 22:21; Isaiah 5:29; Hosea 11:10; Amos 3:12; 2 Timothy 4:17; 1 Peter 5:8
dragon
12:3,4,9,13,15
gave
16:10; 17:12; 19:20; 20:2

Verse 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.
one
1,2,14; 17:10
wounded
Gr. slain. and his.
Ezekiel 30:24
all
17:6,8,13,17; Luke 2:1; John 12:19; Acts 8:10,11,13; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

Verse 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?
And they
2; 9:20; Psalms 106:37,38; 1 Corinthians 10:20-22; 2 Corinthians 4:4
and they
12,13,15; Daniel 11:36,37; 2 Thessalonians 2:4
Who is like
18:18
who is able
17:14; Deuteronomy 9:2; 1 Samuel 17:24

Verse 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.
a mouth
Daniel 7:8,11,25; 11:36
and power
11:2,3; 12:6,14
to continue
or, to make war.
7; 11:7

Verse 6
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
he opened
Job 3:1; Matthew 12:34; 15:19; Romans 3:13
and his
21:3; John 1:14; *Gr: ; Colossians 1:19; 2:9; Hebrews 9:2,11,12,24
and them
4:1,4; 5:13; 7:9; 11:12; 12:12; 18:20; 19:1-6; Hebrews 12:22,23

Verse 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.
to make
11:7; 12:17; Daniel 7:21,25; 8:24,25; 11:36-39; 12:1
and power
10:11; 11:18; 17:15; Exodus 9:16; Isaiah 10:15; 37:26; Jeremiah 25:9; 27:6,7; Jeremiah 51:20-24; Daniel 5:18-23; Luke 4:6; John 19:11

Verse 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.
all
3,4,14,15
whose
3:5,20; 12:15; 21:27; Exodus 32:32; Isaiah 4:3; Daniel 12:1; Luke 10:20; Philippians 4:3
Lamb
5:6-9,12; John 1:29
from
17:8; Ephesians 1:4; Titus 1:2; 1 Peter 1:19,20

Verse 9
If any man have an ear, let him hear.
2:7,11,17,29

Verse 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.
that leadeth
Exodus 21:23-25; Isaiah 14:2; 33:1; Matthew 7:2
he that killeth
16:6; Genesis 9:5,6; Isaiah 26:21; Matthew 26:52
Here
1:9; 2:2,19; 3:3,10; 14:12; Lamentations 3:26; Habakkuk 2:3; Luke 18:1-8; 21:19; Colossians 1:11; Hebrews 6:12; 10:36,37; 12:3,4; James 1:2-4; 5:7,8

Verse 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.
coming
1; 11:7; 17:8
and he had
Matthew 7:15; Romans 16:18; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
and he spake
17; 12:3,4,17; 17:6; Daniel 7:8,24,25; 2 Thessalonians 2:4

Verse 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.
causeth
3,14-17; 17:10,11; 2 Thessalonians 2:4

Verse 13
And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
he doeth
16:14; 19:20; Exodus 7:11,12,22; 8:7,18,19; 9:11; Deuteronomy 13:1-3; Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Acts 8:9-11; 2 Thessalonians 2:9,10
he maketh
11:5; Numbers 16:35; 1 Kings 18:38; 2 Kings 1:10-14; Matthew 16:1; Luke 9:54-56; 2 Timothy 3:8

Verse 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.
deceiveth
12:9; 18:23; 19:20; 20:3,10; 2 Kings 22:20; *marg: ; Job 12:16; Isaiah 44:20; Ezekiel 14:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
dwell
3,8
they
3,4,11,12,15; 14:9,11; 15:2; 16:2; 19:20; 20:4; 2 Kings 20:7; Ezekiel 8:10; Ezekiel 16:17; Daniel 11:36; 2 Thessalonians 2:4

Verse 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.
life
Gr. breath.
Genesis 2:7; Psalms 135:17; Jeremiah 10:14; 51:17; Habakkuk 2:19; James 2:26; *Gr:
speak
Psalms 115:5; 135:16; Jeremiah 10:5
cause
14; 16:2,5; 17:6,14,17; 18:20,24; 19:20; 20:4; Daniel 7:20,25

Verse 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:
both
11:18; 19:5,18; 20:12; 2 Chronicles 15:13; Psalms 115:13; Acts 26:22
rich
Job 34:19; Psalms 49:2
free
6:15; 19:18; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 6:8; Colossians 3:11
receive
Gr. give them. a mark.
14:9-11; 15:2; 19:20; 20:4; Zechariah 13:6
or
7:3; Exodus 13:9; Deuteronomy 6:8; 11:18; Ezekiel 9:4; 2 Timothy 3:8

Verse 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.
mark
16
name
3:12; 14:11; 17:5; 22:4
the number
18; 15:2

Verse 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.
Here
1:3; 17:9; Psalms 107:43; Daniel 12:10; Hosea 14:9; Mark 13:14
count
15:2
the number
21:17; Deuteronomy 3:11; Romans 3:5

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Revelation 13:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/revelation-13.html.

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Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
the Week of Proper 6 / Ordinary 11
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