Revelation 17:11

“And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Revelation 17:11

And the beast that was, and is not, euen he is the eighth, & is of the seuen, and goeth into perdition.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is {one} of the seven, and he goes to destruction.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the beast that was, and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is of the seven; and he goeth into perdition.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the beast which was, and is not, is himself the eighth, and is of the seven; and he goes into destruction.
- Basic English Bible

And the beast that was and is not, he also is an eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into destruction.
- Darby Bible

And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
- Webster's Bible

And the Wild Beast which once existed but does not now exist--he is an eighth king and yet is one of the seven and he goes his way into perdition.
- Weymouth Bible

The beast that was, and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is of the seven; and he goes to destruction.
- World English Bible

And the beeste that was, and is not, and sche is the eiytthe, and is of the seuene, and schal go in to perischyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the beast that was, and is not, he also is eighth, and out of the seven he is, and to destruction he doth go away.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Revelation 17:11

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 17:11


17:9 Here is the mind that hath wisdom - Only those who are wise will understand this. The seven heads are seven hills.

17:10 And they are seven kings - Anciently there were royal palaces on all the seven Roman bills. These were the Palatine, Capitoline, Coelian, Exquiline, Viminal, Quirinal, Aventine hills. But the prophecy respects the seven hills at the time of the beast, when the Palatine was deserted and the Vatican in use. Not that the seven heads mean hills distinct from kings; but they have a compound meaning, implying both together. Perhaps the first head of the beast is the Coelian hill, and on it the Lateran, with Gregory VII. and his successors; the second, the Vatican with the church of St. Peter, chosen by Boniface VIII. the third, the Quirinal, with the church of St. Mark, and the Quirinal palace built by Paul II. and the fourth, the Exquiline hill, with the temple of St. Maria Maggiore, where Paul V. reigned. The fifth will be added hereafter. Accordingly, in the papal register, four periods are observable since Gregory VII. In the first almost all the bulls made in the city are dated in the Lateran; in the second, at St. Peter's; in the third, at St. Mark's, or in the Quirinal; in the fourth, at St. Maria Maggiore. But no fifth, sixth, or seventh hill has yet been the residence of any Pope. Not that the hill was deserted, when another was made the papal residence; but a new one was added to the other sacred palaces. Perhaps the times hitherto mentioned might be fixed thus: 1058 Wings are given to the woman. 1077 The beast ascends out of the sea. 1143 The forty - two months begin. 1810 The forty - two months end. 1832 The beast ascends out of the bottomless pit. 1836 The beast finally overthrown.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 17:11


Re 17:11 The beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth. I have explained in chapter 13 this eighth power, which was a revivification of the beast, and which had the characteristics and strength of all the seven. See PNT "Re 13:3".

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