Revelation Chapter 17
1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the sevenvialsand talked with mesaying unto meCome hitherI willshew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sittethupon many waters
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornicationand the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with thewine of her fornication.
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wildernessand Isaw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beastfull of namesof blasphemyhaving seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colouranddecked with gold and precious stones and pearlshaving agolden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness ofher fornication
5 And upon her forehead was a name writtenMYSTERYBABYLON THEGREATTHE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saintsandwith the blood of the martyrs of Jesusand when I saw herIwondered with great admiration.
7 And the angel said unto meWherefore didst thou marvelIwill tell thee the mystery of the womanand of the beast thatcarrieth herwhich hath the seven heads and ten horns.
8 The beast that thou sawest wasand is notand shall ascendout of the bottomless pitand go into perditionand theythat dwell on the earth shall wonderwhose names were notwritten in the book of life from the foundation of the world when they behold the beast that wasand is notand yet is.
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads areseven mountainson which the woman sitteth.
10 And there are seven kingsfive are fallenand one isandthe other is not yet comeand when he comethhe mustcontinue a short space.
11 And the beast that wasand is noteven he is the eighthandis of the sevenand goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kingswhich havereceived no kingdom as yetbut receive power as kings onehour with the beast.
13 These have one mindand shall give their power and strengthunto the beast.
14 These shall make war with the Lamband the Lamb shallovercome themfor he is Lord of lordsand King of kingsandthey that are with him are calledand chosenand faithful.
15 And he saith unto meThe waters which thou sawestwhere thewhore sittethare peoplesand multitudesand nationsandtongues.
16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beasttheseshall hate the whoreand shall make her desolate and nakedand shall eat her fleshand burn her with fire.
17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his willand toagreeand give their kingdom unto the beastuntil the wordsof God shall be fulfilled.
18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great citywhichreigneth over the kings of the earth.