And the dragon stood on the sand of the aseashore. Then I saw a 1beastcoming up out of the sea, having2tenhorns and 3sevenheads, and on his horns were 4tendiadems, and on his heads were 5blasphemousnames.
And the beastwhich I saw was 6like a leopard, and his feet were like those of 7a bear, and his mouthlike the mouth of 8a lion. And the 9dragongave him his power and his 10throne and greatauthority.
I saw one of his heads as if it had been bslain, and his 11fatalwound was healed. And the wholeearth12was amazed and followed after the beast ;
they worshiped the 13dragonbecause he 14gave his authority to the beast ; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "15Who is like the beast, and who is able to wagewar with him?"
There was given to him a mouth16speakingcarrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for 17forty-twomonths was given to him.
And he opened his mouth in blasphemiesagainstGod, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, 18those who ddwell in heaven.
It was alsogiven to him to 19makewar with the esaints and to overcome them, and authorityover20everytribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him.
8All who 21dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone 22whosename has not been fwritten23from the foundation of the world in the 24book of life of 25the Lamb who has been slain.
926Ifanyonehas an ear, let him hear.
1027Ifanyonegis destined for captivity, to captivity he goes ; 28ifanyonekills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is 29the hperseverance and the faith of the isaints.
11Then30I sawanotherbeastcoming up out of the earth ; and he had31twohornslike a lamb and he spoke as a 32dragon.
He 33exercisesall the authority of the firstbeastj34in his presence. And he makes35the earth and those who dwell in it to 36worship the firstbeast, whose37fatalwound was healed.
He 38performsgreatsigns, so that he evenmakes39firecomedown out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men.
And he 40deceives41those who dwell on the earthbecause of 42the signswhich it was given him to performk43in the presence of the beast, tellingthose who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beastwhohad the 44wound of the sword and has come to life.
And it was given to him to givebreath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would evenlspeak and cause45as many as do not 46worship the image of the beast to be killed.
And he causesall, 47the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the freemen and the slaves, mto be given a 48mark on their righthandor on their forehead,
and he provides that noone will be able to buyor to sell, except the one who has the 49mark, either 50the name of the beastor51the number of his name.
1852Here is wisdom. Let him who hasunderstandingcalculate the number of the beast, for the number is that 53of a man ; and his number is nsixhundred and sixty-six .