Revelation 17:1 And one of the seven messengers who had the seven bowls came, and spake with me, sayingHither! I will point out to thee the judgment of the great harlot, who sitteth upon many waters, Revelation 17:2 with whom the kings of the earth committed lewdness,and they who were dwelling upon the earth were made drunk with the wine of her lewdness.
A woman arrayed in purple and scarlet, with a golden cup in her hand, sitteth upon the beast,
Revelation 17:3 And he carried me away into a desert, in spirit. And I saw a woman, sitting upon a scarlet wild-beast full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. Revelation 17:4 And, the woman, was arrayed with purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stone and pearls,having a cup of gold in her hand, full of abominations and the impurities of her lewdness;
which is great Babylon, the mother of all abominations.
Revelation 17:5 and, upon her forehead, a name written, a secret: Babylon the great, the Mother of the Harlots and of the Abominations of the earth. Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. And I was astonished, when I beheld her, with great astonishment. Revelation 17:7 And the messenger said unto meWherefore wast thou astonished? I, will tell thee the secret of the woman, and of the wild-beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and the ten horns.
The punishment of the whore.
Revelation 17:8 The wild-beast which thou sawest, was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss, and into, destruction, goeth away. And they who are dwelling upon the earth whose name is not written upon the book of life from the foundation of the world, will be astonished, when they see the wild-beast, because it was, and is not, and shall be present.
The interpretation of the seven heads,
Revelation 17:9 Here, is the mind that hath wisdom. The seven heads, are, seven mountains, whereupon the woman sitteth; Revelation 17:10 and they are, seven kings: the five, have fallen, the one, is, the other, hath not yet come; and, whensoever he shall come, a little while, must he remain, Revelation 17:11 and the wild-beast which was and is not. And he, is an eighth, and is, of the seven,and, into destruction, goeth away.
and the ten horns.
Revelation 17:12 And, the ten horns which thou sawest, are, ten kings,who, indeed, have not received, sovereignty, as yet, but, authority, as kings, for one hour, shall receive, with the wild-beast. Revelation 17:13 These, have, one mind, and, their power and authority, unto the wild-beast, they give.
The victory of the Lamb.
Revelation 17:14 These, with the Lamb, will make war; and, the Lamb, will overcome them, because he is, Lord of lords, and King of kings,and, they who are with him, are called and chosen and faithful. Revelation 17:15 And he saith unto meThe waters which thou sawest, where the harlot sitteth, are, peoples and multitudes, and nations and tongues. Revelation 17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest, and the wild-beast, these, shall hate the harlot, and, desolate, shall make her, and naked, and, her flesh, shall they eat, and, herself, shall they burn up with fire. Revelation 17:17 For, God, hath put into their hearts, to do his mind, and to do one mind,and to give their sovereignty unto the wild-beast, until the words of God shall be completed. Revelation 17:18 And, the woman whom thou sawest, is the great city, which hath sovereignty over the kings of the earth.