Revelation 13:9-14

A. 9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

B. 10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity:

B’. he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword.

A’. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

2A. 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.

2B. 13 And he doeth great wonders (semeion), so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

2C. 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth

2B’. by the means of those miracles (semeion) which he had power to do in the sight of the beast;

2A’. 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.

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  1. I was able to get tighter chiasmus using the New American Standard Bible 95

    A 11 Then I saw another beast *coming up out of the earth*;
    B and *he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon*.
    C 12 *He exercises all the authority of the first beast* in his presence.
    D And *he makes the earth and those who dwell in it* to worship the first beast, *whose fatal wound was healed*.
    E 13 *He performs great signs*, so that *he even makes fire come down out of heaven* to the earth in the presence of men.
    F 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth
    E’ because of *the signs which it was given him to perform* in the presence of the beast,
    D’ telling *those who dwell on the earth* to make an image to the beast *who had the wound of the sword and has come to life*.
    C’ 15 And *it was given to him* to give breath to the image of the beast,
    B’ so that *the image of the beast* would even speak
    A’ and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast *to be killed*.

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