Bible: Rev. 17:8-13; 13:1-2
17:8 The beast you saw was, and is not, but is about to come up from the abyss 1 and then go to destruction. The 2 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 3 the beast was, and is not, but is to come. 17:9 (This requires 4 a mind that has wisdom.) The seven heads are seven mountains 5 the woman sits on. They are also seven kings: 17:10 five have fallen; one is, 6 and the other has not yet come, but whenever he does come, he must remain for only a brief time. 17:11 The 7 beast that was, and is not, is himself an eighth king and yet is one of the seven, and is going to destruction. 17:12 The 8 ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but will receive ruling authority 9 as kings with the beast for one hour. 17:13 These kings 10 have a single intent, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.
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