Revelation of John 17

The Doom of Babylon

1 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, 2with 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.” 3And 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.
4The 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,
5and 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.” 6And 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
7And 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.

8 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.
9 an  Here is the mind which has wisdom. The ao  seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits, 10and 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. 11The 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. 13These have au  one
Or mind
purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.

Victory for the Lamb

14These 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
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.
18The 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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