Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, "Who is like1 the beast? Who can make war against him?"
The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies2 and to exercise his authority for forty-two months.36
He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven.47
He was given power to make war5 against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.68
All inhabitants of the earth7 will worship the beast--all whose names have not been written in the book of life8 belonging to the Lamb9 that was slain from the creation of the world.a10