He who has an ear, let him hear.110
If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity he will go. If anyone is to be killeda with the sword, with the sword he will be killed.2 This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness3 on the part of the saints.4
Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth.5 He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon.612
He exercised all the authority7 of the first beast on his behalf,8 and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast,9 whose fatal wound had been healed.1013
And he performed great and miraculous signs,11 even causing fire to come down from heaven12 to earth in full view of men.
Because of the signs13 he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived14 the inhabitants of the earth.15 He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.1615
He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship17 the image to be killed.1816
He also forced everyone, small and great,19 rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead,2017
so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark,21 which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.2218
This calls for wisdom.23 If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number.24 His number is 666.