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.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
The beast that was, and is not: is the eighth: and is of the seven. The devil reigns with the kings in all these ages: he is of the seven, because he is the prince under whom reign the wicked in all ages: he is also the eighth, inasmuch as he is their prince, and they are only his instruments. (Witham)

Victorinus of Pettau

AD 303
And the beast which you saw is of the seven. Since before those kings Nero reigned.

Victorinus of Pettau

AD 303
And he is the eighth. He says only when this beast shall come, reckon it the eighth place, since in that is the completion. He added:— And shall go into perdition. For that ten kings received royal power when he shall move from the east, he says. He shall be sent from the city of Rome with his armies. And Daniel sets forth the ten horns and the ten diadems. And that these are eradicated from the former ones—that is, that three of the principal leaders are killed by Antichrist: that the other seven give him honour and wisdom and power.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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