17 And there came aone of aathe seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, aCome hither; bI will shew unto thee the judgment of cthe great whore dthat sitteth upon many waters: 2 eWith whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and fthe inhabitants of the earth ghave been hmade drunk with the wine of her fornication. 3 So he carried me away iin the spirit kinto the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a lscarlet coloured beast, full of mnames of blasphemy, mnhaving seven heads and moten horns. 4 And the woman was parrayed in qpurple and lscarlet colour, and †decked rwith gold and rprecious stones and spearls, thaving a golden cup in her hand gfull of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, uMYSTERY, gBABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF ||HARLOTS AND vABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 And I saw wthe woman hdrunken xwith the blood of the saints, and with the blood of ythe martyrs zof 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 uthe mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath nthe seven heads and oten horns. 8 The beast that thou sawest awas, and is not; and bshall ascend out of cthe bottomless pit, and dgo into perdition: and ethey that dwell on the earth fshall wonder, gwhose names were not written in the book of life gfrom the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. 9 And hhere is the mind which hath wisdom. iThe 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 athe beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and dgoeth into perdition. 12 And ikthe ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings lone hour with the beast. 13 These mhave one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 14 These nshall make war with the Lamb, and othe Lamb shall overcome them: for he is pqLord of lords, and prKing of kings: and rrthey that are with him are stcalled, and suchosen, and vfaithful. 15 And he saith unto me, wThe waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are xpeoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. 16 And ythe ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, zthese shall hate the whore, and ashall make her desolate and bnaked, and bbshall eat her flesh, and cburn her with fire. 17 For God hath dput in their hearts to fulfil his will, and mto agree, and egive their kingdom unto the beast, funtil the words of God shall be fulfilled. 18 And the woman which thou sawest is gthat great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
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