Revelation 17:8
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English Standard Version
The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and is about to come up out of the abyss, and to go into perdition. And they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, they whose name hath not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast, how that he was, and is not, and shall come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The beast, which thou sawest, was, and is not, and shall come up out of the bottomless pit, and go into destruction: and the inhabitants on the earth (whose names are not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world) shall wonder, seeing the beast that was, and is not.

English Revised Version
The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and is about to come up out of the abyss, and to go into perdition. And they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, they whose name hath not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast, how that he was, and is not, and shall come.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
"The Wild Beast which you have seen was, and is not, and yet is destined to re-ascend, before long, out of the bottomless pit and go his way into perdition. And the inhabitants of the earth will be filled with amazement--all whose names are not in the Book of Life, having been recorded there ever since the creation of the world--when they see the Wild Beast: because he was, and is not, and yet is to come.

Revelation 17:8 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

To go into perdition (ὑπάγειν)

Some good texts read ὑπάγει, goeth. For the verb, see on John 6:21; see on John 8:21.

In the book (ἐπί)

Lit., upon.

From the foundation of the world

In ordinary New Testament Greek these words would belong to are written. construe with the words immediately preceding. Compare Revelation 13:8, and Matthew 25:34.

And yet is (καίπερ ἐστίν)

Read καὶ πάρεσται, and shall come. Lit., shall be present.

Revelation 17:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.'

Revelation 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace...

Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them...

Revelation 13:1-11 And I stood on the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns...

go.

Revelation 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition.

Revelation 14:8-20 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city...

Revelation 16:1-18:24 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways...

Revelation 19:15-21 And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron...

Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are...

Daniel 7:11,26 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spoke: I beheld even till the beast was slain...

Daniel 11:45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end...

2 Thessalonians 2:3-8 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first...

shall wonder.

Revelation 13:3,4 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast...

whose.

Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him...

Revelation 20:12,15 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened...

from.

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father...

John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me...

Acts 15:18 Known to God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

Ephesians 1:4 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

1 Peter 1:20 Who truly was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

the beast that was.

Revelation 13:1-4,11,12 And I stood on the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns...

Cross References
Psalm 69:28
Let them be blotted out of the book of the living; let them not be enrolled among the righteous.

Daniel 7:3
And four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another.

Daniel 7:7
After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, terrifying and dreadful and exceedingly strong. It had great iron teeth; it devoured and broke in pieces and stamped what was left with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns.

Matthew 25:34
Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Luke 8:31
And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss.

Luke 10:20
Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."

Revelation 3:5
The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.

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