Revelation 13:5
New International Version
The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months.

New Living Translation
Then the beast was allowed to speak great blasphemies against God. And he was given authority to do whatever he wanted for forty-two months.

English Standard Version
And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months.

Berean Study Bible
The beast was given a mouth to speak arrogant and blasphemous words, and authority to act for 42 months.

Berean Literal Bible
And a mouth was given to it, speaking great things and blasphemy, and it was given authority to act forty and two months.

New American Standard Bible
There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
The beast was given a mouth to utter boasts and blasphemies. It was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months.

Contemporary English Version
The beast was allowed to brag and claim to be God, and for 42 months it was allowed to rule.

Good News Translation
The beast was allowed to make proud claims which were insulting to God, and it was permitted to have authority for forty-two months.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A mouth was given to him to speak boasts and blasphemies. He was also given authority to act for 42 months.

International Standard Version
The beast was allowed to speak arrogant and blasphemous things, and it was given authority for 42 months.

NET Bible
The beast was given a mouth speaking proud words and blasphemies, and he was permitted to exercise ruling authority for forty-two months.

New Heart English Bible
A mouth was given to him speaking proud words and blasphemies. There was given to him authority to act for forty-two months.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a mouth that speaks great things and blasphemy was given to it, and authority was given to it to work 42 months.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The beast was allowed to speak arrogant and insulting things. It was given authority to act for 42 months.

New American Standard 1977
And there was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies; and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there was given unto it a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto it to continue forty and two months.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given to him to continue forty and two months.

American Standard Version
and there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and there was given to him authority to continue forty and two months.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things, and blasphemies: and power was given to him to do two and forty months.

Darby Bible Translation
And there was given to it a mouth, speaking great things and blasphemies; and there was given to it authority to pursue its career forty-two months.

English Revised Version
and there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and there was given to him authority to continue forty and two months.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given to him to continue forty and two months.

Weymouth New Testament
And there was given him a mouth full of boastful and blasphemous words; and liberty of action was granted him for forty-two months.

World English Bible
A mouth speaking great things and blasphemy was given to him. Authority to make war for forty-two months was given to him.

Young's Literal Translation
And there was given to it a mouth speaking great things, and evil-speakings, and there was given to it authority to make war forty-two months,
Study Bible
The Beast from the Sea
4They worshiped the dragon who had given authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can wage war against it?” 5The beast was given a mouth to speak arrogant and blasphemous words, and authority to act for 42 months. 6And the beast opened its mouth to blaspheme against God and slander His name and His tabernacle—those who dwell in heaven.…
Cross References
Psalm 12:3
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things.

Daniel 7:8
While I was contemplating the horns, suddenly another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like those of a man and a mouth that spoke words of arrogance.

Daniel 7:11
Then I kept watching because of the arrogant words the horn was speaking. As I continued to watch, the beast was slain, and its body was destroyed and thrown into the blazing fire.

Daniel 8:14
He said to me, "It will take 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary will be properly restored."

Daniel 11:36
Then the king will do as he pleases and will exalt and magnify himself above every god, and he will speak monstrous things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been decreed must be accomplished.

Daniel 12:12
Blessed is he who waits and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.

2 Thessalonians 2:3
Let no one deceive you in any way, for it will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness (the son of destruction) is revealed.

2 Thessalonians 2:8
And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will slay with the breath of His mouth and abolish by the majesty of His arrival.

Revelation 11:2
But exclude the courtyard outside the temple. Do not measure it, because it has been given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for 42 months.

Revelation 11:3
And I will empower my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth."

Revelation 12:6
The woman fled into the wilderness, where God had prepared a place for her to be nourished for 1,260 days.

Treasury of Scripture

And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given to him to continue forty and two months.

a mouth.

Daniel 7:8,11,25
I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things…

Daniel 11:36
And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.

and power.

Revelation 11:2,3
But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months…

Revelation 12:6,14
And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days…

to continue.

Revelation 13:7
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.

Revelation 11:7
And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.







Lexicon
[The beast]
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Neuter 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

was given
ἐδόθη (edothē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

a mouth
στόμα (stoma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4750: The mouth, speech, eloquence in speech, the point of a sword.

to speak
λαλοῦν (laloun)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

arrogant
μεγάλα (megala)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

blasphemous [words],
βλασφημίας (blasphēmias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 988: Abusive or scurrilous language, blasphemy. From blasphemos; vilification.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

authority
ἐξουσία (exousia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1849: From exesti; privilege, i.e. force, capacity, competency, freedom, or mastery, delegated influence.

to act
ποιῆσαι (poiēsai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

for 42
τεσσεράκοντα (tesserakonta)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5062: Forty. The decade of tessares; forty.

months.
μῆνας (mēnas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3376: A (lunar) month. A primary word; a month.
(5) And there was given . . .--In these verses the words and the works of the wild beast are described. The 5th verse tells us that the liberty to speak and work was given to him. There is consolation in the words: he has no power beyond what is given; behind his reckless and apparently irresistible power there stands the veiled but real power of God. "Thou couldest have no power" (the saints may take up their Lord's words) "against me, except it were given thee from above." He speaks great things, and blasphemy. And there was given him authority to act (literally, to do) forty-two months. Again the familiar period, the limited time of the world-power.

Verse 5. - And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies. So the horn which sprang from the fourth beast of Daniel 7:8 had given to it "a mouth speaking great things." The power of the beast is, after all, only held by the consent of God, who for his own good purpose permits him to exercise it for a time. The "great things" are the promises of superior power and good, with which the devil seeks to allure men, as he did Adam and Eve at the first. All attempts to decry God's omnipotence and the power of Christ are blasphemies. And power was given unto him to continue forty and two months; or, to work forty and two months. Again note the power is given to him; that is, he holds it only subject to the will of God. The "forty and two months," or three years and a half, signify the period of the world's existence. (For a full discussion of the subject, see on Revelation 11:2.) It is the "little time" of Revelation 6:10, 11, during which will be fulfilled the number of the saints. It is the "little season" of Revelation 20:3, during which Satan is "loosed," that is, during which he has this power to work given to him (cf. Revelation 11:2, 3; Revelation 12:14). The different readings in this passage, though resting on insufficient authority, serve to amplify the meaning. א reads πουιῆσαι ὅ θέλει, "to do what he willeth." Ποιῆσαι with πόλεμον, "to wage war," is found in 13 and others, and is the marginal reading of the Authorized Version, but is rightly omitted in the Revised Version. 13:1-10 The apostle, standing on the shore, saw a savage beast rise out of the sea; a tyrannical, idolatrous, persecuting power, springing up out of the troubles which took place. It was a frightful monster! It appears to mean that worldly, oppressing dominion, which for many ages, even from the times of the Babylonish captivity, had been hostile to the church. The first beast then began to oppress and persecute the righteous for righteousness' sake, but they suffered most under the fourth beast of Daniel, (the Roman empire,) which has afflicted the saints with many cruel persecutions. The source of its power was the dragon. It was set up by the devil, and supported by him. The wounding the head may be the abolishing pagan idolatry; and the healing of the wound, introducing popish idolatry, the same in substance, only in a new dress, but which as effectually answers the devil's design. The world admired its power, policy and success. They paid honour and subjection to the devil and his instruments. It exercised infernal power and policy, requiring men to render that honour to creatures which belongs to God alone. Yet the devil's power and success are limited. Christ has a chosen remnant, redeemed by his blood, recorded in his book, sealed by his Spirit; and though the devil and antichrist may overcome the body, and take away the natural life, they cannot conquer the soul, nor prevail with true believers to forsake their Saviour, and join his enemies. Perseverance in the faith of the gospel and true worship of God, in this great hour of trial and temptation, which would deceive all but the elect, is the character of those registered in the book of life. This powerful motive and encouragement to constancy, is the great design of the whole Revelation.
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