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Revelation 17 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:1 - Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who is seated upon many waters,

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:2 - with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and with the wine of whose fornication the dwellers on earth have become drunk."

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

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:4 - The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and bedecked with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her fornication;

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:5 - and on her forehead was written a name of mystery: "Babylon the great, mother of harlots and of earth's abominations."

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:6 - And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her I marveled greatly.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:7 - But the angel said to me, "Why marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns that carries her.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:8 - The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is to ascend from the bottomless pit and go to perdition; and the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will marvel to behold the beast, because it was and is not and is to come.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:9 - This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated;

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

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:11 - As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth but it belongs to the seven, and it goes to perdition.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:12 - And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:13 - These are of one mind and give over their power and authority to the beast;

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:14 - they will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful."

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:15 - And he said to me, "The waters that you saw, where the harlot is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:16 - And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the harlot; they will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire,

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:17 - for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and giving over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:18 - And the woman that you saw is the great city which has dominion over the kings of the earth."
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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