Revelation 17:8

Overview - Revelation 17
A woman arrayed in purple and scarlet, with a golden cup in her hand sits upon the beast;
which is great Babylon, the mother of all abominations.
The interpretation of the seven heads;
12 and the ten horns.
14 The victory of the Lamb.
16 The punishment of the whore.
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Revelation 17:8  (King James Version)
The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

beast that thou
The Roman empire was the beast, or idolatrous persecuting power, when under the Pagan emperors; it ceased to be so when it became Christian; and became so again under the Roman pontiffs, and shall "go into perdition."
9:2 11:7 13:1-11

11 ; 14:8-20 16:1-18:24 :24 19:15-21 20:10 Daniel 7:11 Daniel 7:26 ; 11:45
2 Thessalonians 2:3-8

shall wonder
Revelation 13:3 Revelation 13:4

13:8 Revelation 20:12 Revelation 20:15

Matthew 25:34 ; John 17:24 ; Acts 15:18 ; Ephesians 1:4 ; Titus 1:2 ; 1 Peter 1:20

the beast that was
Revelation 13:1-4 Revelation 13:11 Revelation 13:12