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Revelation Chapter 17

Rev 17:1 Then there came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls, and spoke with me, saying to me, here; I will show to you the judgment of the great prostitute that is sitting on many waters;

Rev 17:2 with whom the kings of the land have practiced prostitution, and the inhabitants of the land have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

Rev 17:3 Then he transported me in spirit into the wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet wild beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

Rev 17:4 For the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and the uncleanness of her fornications;

Rev 17:5 and on her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE LAND.

Rev 17:6 So I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus; and when I saw her, I wondered greatly.

Rev 17:7 For the angel said to me, why did you wonder? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the wild beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and ten horns.

Rev 17:8 The wild beast that you saw was, and is not; and is about to be ascending out of the Abyss, and going away into destruction; and they that are dwelling upon the land will marvel, whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the downfall of the world, when they behold the wild beast that was, and is not, and although is.

Rev 17:9 And here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, where the woman is sitting upon.

Rev 17:10 And they are seven Emperors; five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he comes, he must continue briefly.

Rev 17:11 For the wild beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and going into destruction.

Rev 17:12 And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, who have received no kingdom as yet; but receive authority as kings for one season with the wild beast.

Rev 17:13 These have one purpose, and will give their power and authority to the wild beast.

Rev 17:14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them; for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

Rev 17:15 And he said to me, the waters which you saw, where the prostitute is sitting, are people, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

Rev 17:16 For the ten horns which you saw upon the beast, these will hate the prostitute, and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

Rev 17:17 For God has put in their hearts to perform His will, and to agree, and give their kingdom to the wild beast, until the words of God will be completed.

Rev 17:18 And the woman which you saw is that great city, which reigns over the kings of the land.