they worshiped the dragon because he had given ruling authority
The second beast
All you wild animals in the fields, come and devour, all you wild animals in the forest!
including all the sheep and cattle, as well as the wild animals,
a lion, mightiest
The wild animals go to their lairs, and in their dens they remain.
I was ignorant
and, by the signs he was permitted to perform on behalf of the beast, he deceived those who live on the earth. He told
One of the beast’s
You will laugh at destruction and famine
They provide water for all the animals in the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
He struck down the firstborn of Egypt, including both men and animals.
you animals and all you cattle, you creeping things and birds,
You make it dark and night comes,
Then four large beasts came up from the sea; they were different from one another.
As for the rest of the beasts, their ruling authority had already been removed, though they were permitted to go on living