| Quote #4
And I saw a beast rising out of the sea having ten horns and seven heads; and on its horns were ten diadems, and on its heads were blasphemous names. And the beast that I saw was like a leopard, its feet were like a bear's, and its mouth was like a lion's mouth. And the Dragon gave it his power and his throne and great authority. (NRSV 13:1-2)
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the Dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. (KJV 13:1-2)
The first Beast comes out of the sea and looks just as terrible as its boss the Dragon. His reign of evil is going to last for a little bit—long enough to enslave the Roman Empire and kill some Christians—but at the end of the day, good will triumph.
| Quote #5
I saw another beast that rose out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a Dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and it makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound had been healed. (NRSV 13:11-12)
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a Dragon. 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. (KJV 13:11-12)
Now comes the second Beast from out of the Earth. He, too, has some pretty nice evil powers, but he's also going down big time.
| Quote #6
I saw three foul spirits like frogs coming from the mouth of the Dragon, from the mouth of the beast, and from the mouth of the false prophet. These are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty. (NRSV 16:13-14)
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the Dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. (KJV 16:13-14)
One of the fun things the Dragon and his beastly buddies like to do in their spare time is to rally the kings of the world to their aid. Not that it's going to matter much once God gets started.