Bible: Revelation 13:7-18
13:10 If anyone is meant for captivity,
into captivity he will go.
If anyone is to be killed by the sword, 8
then by the sword he must be killed.
13:11 Then 11 I saw another beast 12 coming up from the earth. He 13 had two horns like a lamb, 14 but 15 was speaking like a dragon. 13:12 He 16 exercised all the ruling authority 17 of the first beast on his behalf, 18 and made the earth and those who inhabit it worship the first beast, the one whose lethal wound had been healed. 13:13 He 19 performed momentous signs, even making fire come down from heaven in front of people 20 13:14 and, by the signs he was permitted to perform on behalf of the beast, he deceived those who live on the earth. He told 21 those who live on the earth to make an image to the beast who had been wounded by the sword, but still lived. 13:15 The second beast 22 was empowered 23 to give life 24 to the image of the first beast 25 so that it could speak, and could cause all those who did not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 13:16 He also caused 26 everyone (small and great, rich and poor, free and slave 27 ) to obtain a mark on their right hand or on their forehead. 13:17 Thus no one was allowed to buy 28 or sell things 29 unless he bore 30 the mark of the beast – that is, his name or his number. 31 13:18 This calls for wisdom: 32 Let the one who has insight calculate the beast’s number, for it is man’s number, 33 and his number is 666. 34