Monthly Archives: May 2014

Explanatio: Rev. 13:11

THE EXPLANATION OF THE ABOVE-WRITTEN ACCOUNT BEGINS “And I saw another beast ascending out of the earth.” We already have explained above that humans are the “sea” and the “earth” — that is, the Body of the devil. He said … Continue reading

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Storia: Rev. 13:11-17

THE ACCOUNT OF THE THIRD BEAST BEGINS “And I saw another beast ascending out of the earth; he had two horns like the Lamb and he spoke as if he were the dragon. And he performed all the power of … Continue reading

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Explanatio: Rev. 13:9-10

“He who has ears, let him hear.” Whenever the Spirit says something which ought to be understood otherwise than it is spoken, He concludes this way: “He who has ears, let him hear.” That is, “he who has” “ears of … Continue reading

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Explanatio: Rev. 13:7-8

As he says, “And it was given to him to make war with the saints and to conquer them.” [He says it] about those we said above would deceive the simple. Those good ones who had believed so far, now … Continue reading

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Explanatio: Rev. 13:5-6

“And he was given a mouth for speaking great blasphemies.” He says this generally, about everyone — that is, he speaks about the whole body. “He was given” a tongue of eloquence of the Scriptures about himself, and “a mouth” … Continue reading

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Explanatio: Rev. 13:4

“And they adored the dragon, since he gave the power to the beast.” They say they adore God “who gave power” to Christ — that is, they recognize Christ to have come in the flesh. For thereafter, he says that … Continue reading

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Explanatio: Rev. 13:3

“In all power and signs and lying wonders” “[to those] who perish,” they deceive the simple. (2 Thes. 2:9-10) As he says, “And I saw one of the heads.” We already said above, that this is truly the eighth head … Continue reading

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