One of his heads appeared to be fatally wounded, but his fatal wound was healed. The whole earth was amazed and followed the beast.
They worshiped the dragon because he gave authority to the beast. And they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to wage war against him?"
A mouth was given to him to speak boasts and blasphemies. He was also given authority to act for 42 months.
He began to speak blasphemies against God: to blaspheme His name and His dwelling-- those who dwell in heaven.
And he was permitted to wage war against the saints and to conquer them. He was also given authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation.
All those who live on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name was not written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slaughtered.
If anyone has an ear, he should listen:
If anyone is destined for captivity, into captivity he goes. If anyone is to be killed with a sword, with a sword he will be killed. Here is the endurance and the faith of the saints.