“And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”
King James Version (KJV)
Re 13:7 It was given unto him. He had power to make war on the saints and to overcome them for a long period. Compare Re 12:14-17. Power was given him. His dominion was also one that seemed universal, and he claimed rule "over all kindreds, and languages, and nations".