Bible: Revelation 17:8-11

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.
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