He 1exercisesall the authority of the firstbeasta2in his presence. And he makes3the earth and those who dwell in it to 4worship the firstbeast, whose5fatalwound was healed.
He 6performsgreatsigns, so that he evenmakes7firecomedown out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men.
And he 8deceives9those who dwell on the earthbecause of 10the signswhich it was given him to performb11in the presence of the beast, tellingthose who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beastwhohad the 12wound 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 evencspeak and cause13as many as do not 14worship the image of the beast to be killed.
And he causesall, 15the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the freemen and the slaves, dto be given a 16mark on their righthandor on their forehead,