All inhabitants of the earth1 will worship the beast--all whose names have not been written in the book of life2 belonging to the Lamb3 that was slain from the creation of the world.a49
He who has an ear, let him hear.510
If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity he will go. If anyone is to be killedb with the sword, with the sword he will be killed.6 This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness7 on the part of the saints.8
Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth.9 He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon.1012
He exercised all the authority11 of the first beast on his behalf,12 and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast,13 whose fatal wound had been healed.1413
And he performed great and miraculous signs,15 even causing fire to come down from heaven16 to earth in full view of men.
Because of the signs17 he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived18 the inhabitants of the earth.19 He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.20