1 and he stood upon the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his :horns ten diadems, and upon his :heads names of blasphemy. 2 And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his :feet as a bear’s, and his :mouth as a lion’s mouth, and the dragon gave him his :power, and his :throne, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his :heads as though it had been smitten unto death; and his :stroke of :death was healed: and the whole earth wondered after the beast; 4 and they worshiped the dragon, because he gave the authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like the beast? and who can war with him? 5 and a mouth was given him, speaking great things and blasphemies; and authority was given him to †continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his :mouth for blasphemies against :God, to blaspheme his :name, and his :tabernacle, them that tabernacle in the heaven. 7 And it was given him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and authority was given him over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. 8 And all the earth-dwellers shall worship him, every one whose :name hath not been written in the book of :life of the Lamb :slain from the world’s foundation. 9 If any hath an ear, let him hear. 10 If any is unto captivity, unto captivity he goeth: if any shall kill with the sword, with the sword must he be killed. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. 11 And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth all the authority of the first beast in his sight. And he maketh the earth and them that dwell therein to worship the first :beast, whose :stroke of :death was healed. 13 And he doeth great signs, that he should make even fire to come down out of :heaven upon the earth in men’s sight. 14 And he deceiveth them that dwell on the earth with the signs which it was given him 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 who hath the stroke of the sword and lived. 15 And it was given to her to give a spirit to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause that as many as should not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 16 And he causeth all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, that they give them a mark on their :right :hand, or upon their :forehead; 17 and that no one be able to buy or sell, save who hath the mark, the name of the beast or the number of his :name. 18 Here is the wisdom. Who hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man: and his :number is Six hundred sixty six.