Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, and on its horns were ten diadem crowns, and on its heads a blasphemous name.
When they have completed their testimony, the beast that comes up from the abyss will make war on them and conquer them and kill them.
The beast you saw was, and is not, but is about to come up from the abyss and then go to destruction. The inhabitants of the earth -- all those whose names have not been written in the book of life since the foundation of the world -- will be astounded when they see that the beast was, and is not, but is to come.
And he had
"Watch out for false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are voracious wolves.
For these are the kind who do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By their smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of the naive.
2 Corinthians 11:13
For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
And he spake
Thus no one was allowed to buy or sell things unless he bore the mark of the beast -- that is, his name or his number.
Then another sign appeared in heaven: a huge red dragon that had seven heads and ten horns, and on its heads were seven diadem crowns.
I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints and the blood of those who testified to Jesus. I was greatly astounded when I saw her.
"As I was contemplating the horns, another horn -- a small one -- came up between them, and three of the former horns were torn out by the roots to make room for it. This horn had eyes resembling human eyes and a mouth speaking arrogant things.
2 Thessalonians 2:4
He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, and as a result he takes his seat in God's temple, displaying himself as God.
so that the godless man should not rule, and not lay snares for the people.