Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


Revelation 17:8
The beast that you saw was, and now is not, but is about to rise from the abyss and go to destruction. And those who dwell on the earth, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, will be astounded when they see (blepontōn | βλεπόντων | pres act ptcp gen pl masc) the beast, because he was and is not, but is to come.