1 One of the seven angels that had the seven bowls came to speak to me, and said, 'Come here and I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute who is enthroned beside abundant waters,
Jer 51:13 Rev 19:2 Rev 21:9 Rev 15:1 Rev 16:19 Isa 1:21 Isa 57:3
2 with whom all the kings of the earth have prostituted themselves, and who has made all the population of the world drunk with the wine of her adultery.'
Rev 14:8 Rev 18:3 Jer 51:7 Rev 18:9 Rev 3:10 Rev 17:13 Rev 17:17
3 He took me in spirit to a desert, and there I saw a woman riding a scarlet beast which had seven heads and ten horns and had blasphemous titles written all over it.
Rev 12:3 Rev 12:6 Rev 12:14 Dan 7:8 Dan 7:20 Rev 13:1-6 Rev 17:6-7
4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet and glittered with gold and jewels and pearls, and she was holding a gold winecup filled with the disgusting filth of her prostitution;
Jer 51:7 Rev 18:16 Dan 11:38 Rev 18:12 1Kgs 14:24 2Kgs 21:2 2Thess 2:3-10
5 on her forehead was written a name, a cryptic name: 'Babylon the Great, the mother of all the prostitutes and all the filthy practices on the earth.'
Rev 14:8 2Thess 2:7 Rev 16:19 Rev 17:7 2Tim 3:1-5 Isa 3:9 Jer 51:47-48
6 I saw that she was drunk, drunk with the blood of the saints, and the blood of the martyrs of Jesus; and when I saw her, I was completely mystified.
Rev 16:6 Rev 2:13 Rev 13:15 Acts 22:20 Dan 7:25 Hab 1:13 Rev 12:11
7 The angel said to me, 'Do you not understand? I will tell you the meaning of this woman, and of the beast she is riding, with the seven heads and the ten horns.
Rev 17:1-6 Rev 17:8
8 'The beast you have seen was once alive and is alive no longer; it is yet to come up from the Abyss, but only to go to its destruction. And the people of the world, whose names have not been written since the beginning of the world in the book of life, will be astonished when they see how the beast was once alive and is alive no longer, and is still to come.
Rev 11:7 Rev 17:11 Matt 25:34 Rev 3:5 Rev 3:10 Rev 19:15-21 1Pet 1:20
9 'This calls for shrewdness. The seven heads are the seven hills, on which the woman is sitting.
Rev 13:18 Matt 24:15 Rev 17:3 Dan 12:4 Dan 12:8-10 Hos 14:9 Matt 13:11
10 The seven heads are also seven emperors. Five of them have already gone, one is here now, and one is yet to come; once here, he must stay for a short while.
11 The beast, who was alive and is alive no longer, is at the same time the eighth and one of the seven, and he is going to his destruction.
12 'The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet been given their royal power but will have royal authority only for a single hour and in association with the beast.
Dan 7:24 Rev 12:3 Rev 13:1 Rev 18:10 Rev 18:17 Rev 18:19 Zech 1:18-21
13 They are all of one mind in putting their strength and their powers at the beast's disposal,
Rev 17:17 Acts 4:28 Ezek 38:10 Isa 10:5-7 Phil 1:27 Phil 2:2
14 and they will go to war against the Lamb; but because the Lamb is Lord of lords and King of kings, he will defeat them, he and his followers, the called, the chosen, the trustworthy.'
1Tim 6:15 Rev 16:14 Rev 1:5 Rev 2:10 Rev 3:21 Rom 8:30 1Cor 15:24
15 The angel continued, 'The waters you saw, beside which the prostitute was sitting, are all the peoples, the populations, the nations and the languages.
Rev 17:1 Isa 8:7-8 Jer 51:13 Jer 51:42 Jer 51:55 Ps 18:4 Ps 65:7
16 But the ten horns and the beast will turn against the prostitute, and tear off her clothes and leave her stark naked; then they will eat her flesh and burn the remains in the fire.
Rev 18:8 Lev 21:9 Ezek 16:37-44 Rev 17:1-2 Rev 18:16-17 Jer 50:41-42 Rev 18:19
17 In fact, God has influenced their minds to do what he intends, to agree together to put their royal powers at the beast's disposal until the time when God's words shall be fulfilled.
Rev 10:7 2Thess 2:10-12 Rev 17:13 2Cor 8:16 Acts 4:27-28 Dan 12:7 Ezek 38:16-17
18 The woman you saw is the great city which has authority over all the rulers on earth.'
Rev 16:19 Dan 2:40-41 Dan 7:23 Luke 2:1 Rev 12:4 Rev 18:2