Babylon the Great and her destruction
The religious aspect
The great harlot
one of the aseven
angels who had the bseven
bowls came and spoke with me, saying, cCome
here; I will show you the 1djudgment
of the 2great 3harlot
who sits upon the emany
whom the kings of the earth have committed 1afornication
, and those who bdwell
on the earth have been made cdrunk
with the 2wine
of her fornication.
me away in 1bspirit
into a 2wilderness
; and I saw a cwoman
sitting upon a 3scarlet 4dbeast
, full of enames
, having 6fseven
heads and gten
the woman was aclothed
, and gilded with 3gold
and precious stone and pearls, having in her hand a 4bgolden
cup full of cabominations 5and
things of her fornication.
on her aforehead
there was a name written, 1bMYSTERY
THE GREAT, THE 2MOTHER
OF THE HARLOTS AND THE 3ABOMINATIONS
OF THE EARTH.
I saw the woman 1drunk
with the ablood
of the saints and with the blood of the 2bwitnesses
of Jesus. And I marveled with
great marvel when I saw her.
The interpretation of the woman and the beast
the angel said to me, Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast who bears her, who has the seven heads and the ten horns.
that you saw was and is not and is about to acome
up out of the babyss
. And those who ddwell
on the earth, those
whose name is not ewritten
from the foundation of the world in the 3fbook
of life, will gmarvel
when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will be present.
is the mind which has awisdom
. The bseven
heads are the 1seven
mountains where the woman sits
kings: five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain only
a short time.
the beast who was and is not, he himself is 1also
the eighth and is out of the seven and goes into perdition.
horns which you saw are 1ten
kings, who have not yet received a bkingdom
but receive authority as kings for cone
hour with the beast.
have one 1amind
, and they give their power and authority to the beast.
will make 1awar
with the bLamb
, and the Lamb will covercome
them, for He is dLord
of lords and King of kings; and they who are ewith
Him, the called and 2fchosen
, will also overcome them.
he said to me, The 1awaters
which you saw, where the harlot sits, are bpeoples
and multitudes and nations and tongues.
The destruction of the harlot by the beast
horns which you saw and the beast, these will 1hate
the harlot and will make her bdesolate
and naked and will eat her flesh and cburn
her utterly with fire.
has put it
into their hearts to perform His 2mind
and to perform one amind
and to give their bkingdom
to the beast until the cwords
of God are accomplished.
whom you saw is the agreat
city, which has a kingdom over the kings of the earth.