12 And he exerciseth all the power
of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly
wound was healed.
he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by
the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that
they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast,
that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be
16 And he
causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that
had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast:
for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.