Revelation of John 17

The Doom of Babylon

a Then one of the b seven angels who had the c seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you d the judgment of the e great harlot who f sits on many waters, with whom g the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and h those who dwell on the earth were i made drunk with the wine of her immorality.” And j he carried me away
Or in spirit
,
l in the Spirit m into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a n scarlet beast, full of o blasphemous names, having p seven heads and ten horns.
The woman q was clothed in purple and scarlet, and
Lit gilded
adorned with gold and precious
Lit stone
stones and pearls, having in her hand t a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality,
and on her forehead a name was written, a u mystery v BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF w THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” And I saw the woman drunk with x the blood of the
Or holy ones
saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered
Lit with great wonder
greatly.
And the angel said to me, “Why
Lit have you wondered
do you wonder? I will tell you the ab mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the ac seven heads and the ten horns.

ad The beast that you saw ae was, and is not, and is about to af come up out of the ag abyss and
One early ms reads is going
,
ai go to destruction. And aj those who dwell on the earth ak whose name has not been written in the book of life al from the foundation of the world, will am wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come.
an Here is the mind which has wisdom. The ao seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits, 10 and they are seven ap kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while. 11 The beast which aq was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he ar goes to destruction. 12 “The as ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast at for one hour. 13 These have au one
Or mind
purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.

Victory for the Lamb

14 These will wage aw war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will ax overcome them, because He is ay Lord of lords and az King of kings, and ba those who are with Him are the bb called and chosen and faithful.”

15  And he said to me, “The bc waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are bd peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues. 16 “And the be ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her bf desolate and bg naked, and will bh eat her flesh and will bi burn her up with fire. 17 “For bj God has put it in their hearts to execute His
Or mind
purpose
Lit even to do one mind and to give
by bm having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the bn words of God will be fulfilled.
18 The woman whom you saw is bo the great city, which
Lit has a kingdom
reigns over the kings of the earth.”
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