One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed.1 The whole world was astonished2 and followed the beast.
Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, "Who is like3 the beast? Who can make war against him?"
The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies4 and to exercise his authority for forty-two months.56
He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven.6