And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out
of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns,
and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2And the beast which I saw was
like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his
mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his
seat, and great authority.
3And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded
to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after
4And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the
beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the
beast? who is able to make war with him?
5And there was given unto him a
mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to
continue forty and two months.
6And he opened his mouth in
blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them
that dwell in heaven.
7And it was given unto him to make war with the
saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and
tongues, and nations.
8And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship
him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from
the foundation of the world.
9If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth
with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the
faith of the saints.
11And I beheld another beast coming up out of the
earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the
earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly
wound was healed.
13And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire
come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he
had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the
earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a
sword, and did live.
15And he had power to give life unto the image of
the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as
many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to
receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17And that no
man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast,
or the number of his name.
18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath
understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man;
and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.