Revelation 13:3-5 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
3 One of its heads seemed to have received a death-blow, but its mortal wound[a] had been healed. In amazement the whole earth followed the beast. 4 They worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?”
5 The beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months.