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Revelation 17

1 And one of the seven angels having the seven bowls came and spoke with me saying: Come! I will show you the judgment of the great fornicatress having sat upon many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the land fornicated, and those dwelling on the land have been made drunk from the wine of her fornication. 3 And he led me into [the] wilderness in the spirit; and I saw [a] woman having sat upon [a] red wild-beast, full [of] names of slanders [against God], having seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was clothed with purple and red, and bedecked with gold and with precious stones and with pearls, having [a] golden cup in her hand full of abominations and unclean [things] of her fornication. 5 And upon her head [was] written: Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Fornicators and the Abominations of the Earth. 6 And I saw the woman drunk from the blood of the holy [ones] and from the blood of those testifying of Jesus, and seeing her I marveled with great marvel. 7 And the angel said to me: Why do you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the wild-beast carrying her which has seven heads and ten horns. 8 The wild-beast, which you saw, was and is not, and is [about] to be ascending from the abyss1, and he goes to destruction. And those dwelling upon the land will marvel, whose names are not written in the scroll of zoe-life2 from the foundation of the world, seeing the beast that was and is not and is present. 9 Here [is] the mind having wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits, and they are seven kings. 10 The five fell, the one is, the other has not yet come, and when he comes he must remain [a] little [while]. 11 And the wild-beast who was and is not, he himself is [the] eighth, and is from the seven and goes to destruction. 12 And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, whose kingdoms they have not yet received, but authority as kings they will receive for one hour with the wild-beast. 13 These have one mind3, and will give their power and authority to the wild-beast. 14 These war with the lamb and the lamb will overcome them, for he is Lord of Lords and king of kings, and those with him [are] called and chosen and trustworthy. 15 And he says to me: The waters which you saw, where the fornicatress sits, are peoples and crowds and nations and tongues. 16 And the ten horns which you saw, and the wild-beast, these will hate the fornicatress, and will make her deserted and naked, and will eat her flesh, and they will burn her with fire. 17 For God gave into their hearts to do his mind4, and to do [with] one mind5 and to give their kingdoms to the wild-beast, until the words of God be completed. 18 And the woman which you saw is the great city having kingdom over the kings of the land.

1or "underworld"

2from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.

3or "opinion"

4or "opinion"

5or "opinion"