And there came aone of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of bthe great whore cthat sitteth upon many waters:
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and dthe inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
3 So he carried me away in the spirit ginto the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit fupon a scarlet coloured beast, full of enames of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman hwas arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, ihaving a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, jMYSTERY, BABYLON kTHE GREAT, lTHE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of mthe martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. 8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and nshall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. 9 And phere is the mind which hath wisdom. oThe seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. 10 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. 11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. 12 And qthe ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13 These have rone mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 14 sThese shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: tfor he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: uand they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
15 And he saith unto me, wThe waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, vare peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. 16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, xthese shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate yand naked, zand shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. 17 aFor God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, buntil the words of God shall be fulfilled. 18 And the woman which thou sawest cis that great city, dwhich reigneth over the kings of the earth.
|5||j||2 The 2:7|
|t||1 Tim 6:15|
|u||1 Pet 2:9|