Beast from the Sea
And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a
beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads,
and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous
2 And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were
like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion.
And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority.
3 I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal
wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed
after the beast;
4 they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the
beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like
the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?"
5 There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies,
and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme
His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven.
7 It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to
overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue
and nation was given to him.
8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose
name has not been written from the foundation of the world in
the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.
9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear.
10 If anyone is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes;
if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed.
Here is the perseverance and the faith of the saints.