Rev 13:1-18 KJV

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.

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.

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.
Ellipsis 70)

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?

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.

6 And he opened his mouth* in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
Idioma* 842; Polysyndeton )

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.

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*.
Polysyndeton verses 1-8, 233Hyperbaton* 698Anthropopatheia** 893; 894)

9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
Polyptoton 272)

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.

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.

13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

words in [brackets] were added by the King James Version translators.

Blue Letter Bible. “Dictionary and Word Search for echō (Strong’s 2192)“.
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Blue Letter Bible. “Dictionary and Word Search for
akouō (Strong’s 191)“.
Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2017. 16 Jul 2017.
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* Verse 18 should read “…for it is the number of mankind;…”
On page 254 of his “Greek Grammar Beyond The Basics”, Daniel B. Wallace suggests the possibility of the word “man” meaning humankind (mankind). This due to it being a generic noun that is an anarthrous predicate nominative.
Anarthrous simply means that it has no definite or indefinite article.
Predicate nominative means it is a secondary subject, the word “number” being the main subject.

*Greek Grammar Beyond The Basics
© 1996 by Daniel B. Wallace
Zondervan Publishing House
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530
ISBN 0-310-21895-0

See also The Companion Bible Appendix 3
“Genesis Finds Its Complement In The Apocalypse”, by E. W. Bullinger.

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Thanks also to E. W. Bullinger for his work
Figures Of Speech Used In The Bible”, and thanks to you for taking the time here.
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Note: What I have noticed in studying the figure Polysyndeton is that there are three basic types of this figure. Polysyndeton is the use of (too) many conjunctions. The first type is when it is used to bind individual members of a group together, so as not to loose, and thereby lose, any from the group. This form can be seen in verse 7 as “….. kindreds, and tongues, and nations”.

The second type is used in context coordination, as can be seen in this chapter with the mark () that I added. Here it is used almost as the period at the end of a sentence, only that it does not end a sentence, but rather begins one, as it does throughout much of this book. A period can not only end a sentence, it is used also to end paragraphs and entire written works. The punctuation mark we call a period did exist during the Koine Greek time, but was only used occasionally in theater.ref.

The use of a conjunction at the beginning of a sentence not only ends the previous sentence, but it continues the context, thereby accomplishing two jobs.
Polysyndeton in context coordination presents a narrative style.

The third type is in the use of correlative conjunctions, which we can examine later.

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