13:2 Now 1 the beast that I saw was like a leopard, but its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. The 2 dragon gave the beast 3 his power, his throne, and great authority to rule. 4
13:4 they worshiped the dragon because he had given ruling authority 5 to the beast, and they worshiped the beast too, saying: “Who is like the beast?” and “Who is able to make war against him?” 6
1 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “now” to indicate the parenthetical nature of the following description of the beast.
2 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.
3 tn Grk “gave it”; the referent (the beast) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
4 tn For the translation “authority to rule” for ἐξουσία (exousia) see L&N 37.35.
5 tn For the translation “ruling authority” for ἐξουσία (exousia) see L&N 37.35.