Chapter 13
Then I stood on the sand of the sea. I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads. On her horns were ten crowns, and on her heads, blasphemous names.
The beast which I saw was like a leopard, and her feet were like those of a bear, and her mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave her her power, her throne, and great authority.
One of her heads looked like it had been wounded fatally. Her fatal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled at the beast.
They worshiped the dragon, because she gave her authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with her?"
A mouth speaking great things and blasphemy was given to her. Authority to make war for forty-two months was given to her.
She opened her mouth for blasphemy against God, to blaspheme her name, and her dwelling, those who dwell in heaven.
It was given to her to make war with the saints, and to overcome them. Authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation was given to her.
All who dwell on the earth will worship her, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been killed.
If anyone has an ear, let her hear.
If anyone has captivity, she will go. If anyone is with the sword, she must be killed. Here is the endurance and the faith of the saints.
I saw another beast coming up out of the earth. She had two horns like a lamb, and she spoke like a dragon.
She exercises all the authority of the first beast in her presence. She makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.
She performs great signs, even making fire come down out of the sky to the earth in the sight of people.
She deceives my own people who dwell on the earth because of the signs she was granted to do in front of the beast; saying to those who dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast who had the sword wound and lived.
It was given to her to give breath to it, to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause as many as wouldn't worship the image of the beast to be killed.
She causes all, the small and the great, the rich and the poor, and the free and the slave, to be given marks on their right hands, or on their foreheads;
and that no one would be able to buy or to sell, unless she has that mark, the name of the beast or the number of her name.
Here is wisdom. She who has understanding, let her calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a woman. Her number is six hundred sixty-six.