- 17:8 – Note that when talking about God we say, “Who was, and is, and is to come”, but here, when talking about the beast, it is described as “who was and is not and is to come.”
- 17:14 – Even though the beast is powerful and will gain power as the kings give it to him, Jesus will still conquer.
- 18:1-3 – This is basically describing Babylon in the worst possible fashion. It will be totally and utterly rejected.
- 18:4-8 – God will remove the Israelites from Babylon and it will pay for its wrongdoings against the Israelites.