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Revelation 17 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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The Doom of Babylon

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:1 - Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:2 - with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:3 - And he carried me away [fn]in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:4 - The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and [fn]adorned with gold and precious [fn]stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality,

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:5 - and on her forehead a name was written, a mystery, “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:6 - And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the [fn]saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered [fn]greatly.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:7 - And the angel said to me, “Why [fn]do you wonder? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:8 - “The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and [fn]go to destruction. And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:9 - “Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits,

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:10 - and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:11 - “The beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:12 - “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:13 - “These have one [fn]purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.

Victory for the Lamb

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:14 - “These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:15 - And he *said to me, “The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:16 - “And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:17 - “For God has put it in their hearts to execute His [fn]purpose [fn]by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:18 - “The woman whom you saw is the great city, which [fn]reigns over the kings of the earth.”
NASB Footnotes
Or, in spirit
Literally: gilded
Literally: stone
Or, holy ones
Literally: with great wonder
Literally: have you wondered
One early ms reads is going
Or, mind
Or, mind
Literally: even to do one mind and to give
Literally: has a kingdom
NASB

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