Revelation 17 ©
1 John's vision of the great whore, sitting upon the scarlet coloured beast, arrayed in purple and scarlet, with a golden cup in her hand. 5 Her name. 6 She is drunken with the blood of saints. 7 The interpretation of the mystery of the beast, and of his seven heads and ten horns; 18 and of the woman.
AND there came aone of the seven angels which had the seven *vials, and btalked with me, saying unto me, Come *hither; I will shew unto thee cthe judgment of the dgreat whore that sitteth upon many waters:
fSo he carried me away in the spirit into gthe wilderness: and I saw ha woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
iAnd the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and 1decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, jhaving a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
And kupon her forehead was a name written, lMYSTERY, mBABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF 2HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
tThe beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and ugo into perdition: and vthey that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not wwritten in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold xthe beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
dThese shall make war with the Lamb, and ethe Lamb shall overcome them: ffor he is Lord of lords, and gKing of kings: and hthey that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
And the jten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these kshall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and lshall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
For mGod hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.