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.
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.
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.
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 there was given unto him a mouth
speaking great things and blasphemies;
and power was given unto him
to continue forty and two months.
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God,
to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle,
and them that dwell in heaven.
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.
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.
If any man have an ear, let him hear. Revelation 13:10
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 faith of the saints.
The Second Beast
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.
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.
And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
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.
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.
And he causeth all the people, small and great,
rich and poor, free and slave,
to be given a mark
in their right hands or in their foreheads,
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.
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.
ay of wrath, that day
will reduce the world to ashes,
foretold by David and Sybil.
What terror will there be,
when the lord will come
to judge all strictly!
The trumpet sounding
among graves of all the land,
summon all before the throne.
Death and nature are stupified,
when all creation rises,
to answer to the judge.
The book will be brought forth,
in which all deeds are noted,
where the world will be judged.
When the judge will be seated,
all that is hidden will appear,
nothing will go unpunished.
Alas, what will I then say?
To whom shall I appeal,
When even the just tremble?
King of tremendous majesty,
who freely saves the elect,
save me o fount of piety.
Remember, merciful Jesus,
I am the cause of your journey,
do not lose me on that day.
You weary yourself finding me,
redeem me through the cross,
let not such labor be in vain.
Judge of vengeance,
give me your forgiveness
before the day of reckoning.
I lament like a guilty one,
my faults cause me to blush,
spare me God.
You absolved Mary,
heard the thief's prayer,
you have also given me hope.
My prayers are not worthy,
oh good one, grant freely
that I don't burn in eternal fire.
Place me among the sheep,
separate me from the goats,
set me on your right hand.
The wicked are confounded,
condemned to the flames,
count me among the blessed.
I prostrate myself, supplicant,
my heart in ashes repentant,
take care of my last moment.