Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth.1 He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon.212
He exercised all the authority3 of the first beast on his behalf,4 and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast,5 whose fatal wound had been healed.613
And he performed great and miraculous signs,7 even causing fire to come down from heaven8 to earth in full view of men.
Because of the signs9 he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived10 the inhabitants of the earth.11 He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.1215
He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship13 the image to be killed.14