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Revelation 13:2

13:2 Now 1  the beast that I saw was like a leopard, but its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. The 2  dragon gave the beast 3  his power, his throne, and great authority to rule. 4 

Revelation 13:4

13:4 they worshiped the dragon because he had given ruling authority 5  to the beast, and they worshiped the beast too, saying: “Who is like the beast?” and “Who is able to make war against him?” 6 

1 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “now” to indicate the parenthetical nature of the following description of the beast.

2 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.

3 tn Grk “gave it”; the referent (the beast) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

4 tn For the translation “authority to rule” for ἐξουσία (exousia) see L&N 37.35.

5 tn For the translation “ruling authority” for ἐξουσία (exousia) see L&N 37.35.

6 tn On the use of the masculine pronoun to refer to the beast, see the note on the word “It” in 13:1.

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