Revelation 17:7–11

7 And the angel said to me, “Why 1do you wonder? I will tell you the amystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the bseven heads and the ten horns.

8 aThe beast that you saw bwas, and is not, and is about to ccome up out of the dabyss and 1ego to destruction. And fthose who dwell on the earth, gwhose name has not been written in the book of life hfrom the foundation of the world, will iwonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come.

9 aHere is the mind which has wisdom. The bseven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits,

10 and they are seven akings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while.

11 “The beast which awas and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he bgoes to destruction.

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