Revelation 13:1-10 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
The Beast from the Sea
13 And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea. He[a] had 10 horns and seven heads. On his horns were 10 diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.[b] 2 The beast I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like a bear’s, and his mouth was like a lion’s mouth. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. 3 One of his heads appeared to be fatally wounded,[c] but his fatal wound was healed. The whole earth was amazed and followed the beast.[d] 4 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?”
5 A mouth was given to him to speak boasts and blasphemies. He was also given authority to act[e][f] for 42 months. 6 He began to speak[g] blasphemies against God: to blaspheme His name and His dwelling—those who dwell in heaven. 7 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. 8 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[h] of life of the Lamb who was slaughtered.[i]
9 If anyone has an ear, he should listen:
10 If anyone is destined for captivity,
This demands the perseverance[k] and faith of the saints.