One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters.
Kai; CONJ h\lqen V-2AAI-3S eiJ'? N-NSM ejk PREP tw'n T-GPM eJpta; N-NUI ajggevlwn N-GPM tw'n T-GPM ejcovntwn V-PAP-GPM ta;? T-APF eJpta; N-NUI fiavla?, N-APF kai; CONJ ejlavlhsen V-AAI-3S metj PREP ejmou' P-1GS levgwn, V-PAP-NSM Deu'ro, V-XXM-2S deivxw soi P-2DS to; T-ASN krivma N-ASN th'? T-GSF povrnh? N-GSF th'? T-GSF megavlh? A-GSF th'? T-GSF kaqhmevnh? V-PNP-GSF ejpi; PREP uJdavtwn N-GPN pollw'n, A-GPN
With her the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries."
meqj PREP hJ'? R-GSF ejpovrneusan V-AAI-3P oiJ T-NPM basilei'? N-NPM th'? T-GSF gh'?, N-GSF kai; CONJ ejmequvsqhsan V-API-3P oiJ T-NPM katoikou'nte? V-PAP-NPM th;n T-ASF gh'n N-ASF ejk PREP tou' T-GSM oi~nou N-GSM th'? T-GSF porneiva? N-GSF aujth'?. P-GSF
Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a desert. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns.
kai; CONJ ajphvnegkevn V-AAI-3S me P-1AS eij? PREP e~rhmon A-ASM ejn PREP pneuvmati. N-DSN kai; CONJ ei\don V-2AAI-1S gunai'ka N-ASF kaqhmevnhn V-PNP-ASF ejpi; PREP qhrivon N-ASN kovkkinon, A-ASN gevmon?ta? V-PAP-APN ojnovmata N-APN blasfhmiva?, N-GSF e~cwn V-PAP-NSM kefala;? N-APF eJpta; N-NUI kai; CONJ kevrata N-APN devka. N-NUI
The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries.
kai; CONJ hJ T-NSF gunh; N-NSF h\n V-IXI-3S peribeblhmevnh V-RPP-NSF porfurou'n A-ASN kai; CONJ kovkkinon, A-ASN kai; CONJ kecruswmevnh V-RPP-NSF crusivw/ N-DSN kai; CONJ livqw/ N-DSM timivw/ A-DSM kai; CONJ margarivtai?, N-DPM e~cousa V-PAP-NSF pothvrion N-ASN crusou'n A-ASN ejn PREP th'/ T-DSF ceiri; N-DSF aujth'? P-GSF gevmon V-PAP-ASN bdelugmavtwn N-GPN kai; CONJ ta; T-APN ajkavqarta A-APN th'? T-GSF porneiva? N-GSF aujth'?, P-GSF
This title was written on her forehead: MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
kai; CONJ ejpi; PREP to; T-ASN mevtwpon N-ASN aujth'? P-GSF o~noma N-NSN gegrammevnon, V-RPP-NSN musthvrion, N-NSN Babulw;n N-NSF hJ T-NSF megavlh, A-NSF hJ T-NSF mhvthr N-NSF tw'n T-GPN pornw'n N-GPF kai; CONJ tw'n T-GPN bdelugmavtwn N-GPN th'? T-GSF gh'?. N-GSF
I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus. When I saw her, I was greatly astonished.
kai; CONJ ei\don V-2AAI-1S th;n T-ASF gunai'ka N-ASF mequvousan V-PAP-ASF ejk PREP tou' T-GSN ai&mato? N-GSN tw'n T-GPM aJgivwn A-GPM kai; CONJ ejk PREP tou' T-GSN ai&mato? N-GSN tw'n T-GPM martuvrwn N-GPM #Ihsou'. N-GSM Kai; CONJ ejqauvmasa V-AAI-1S ijdw;n V-2AAP-NSM aujth;n P-ASF qau'ma N-ASN mevga. A-ASN
Then the angel said to me: "Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns.
kai; CONJ ei\pevn V-2AAI-3S moi P-1DS oJ T-NSM a~ggelo?, N-NSM Dia; PREP tiv I-ASN ejqauvmasa?; V-AAI-2S ejgw; P-1NS ejrw' V-FAI-1S soi P-2DS to; T-ASN musthvrion N-ASN th'? T-GSF gunaiko;? N-GSF kai; CONJ tou' T-GSN qhrivou N-GSN tou' T-GSN bastavzonto? V-PAP-GSN aujthvn, P-ASF tou' T-GSN e~conto? V-PAP-GSN ta;? T-APF eJpta; N-NUI kefala;? N-APF kai; CONJ ta; T-APN devka N-NUI kevrata: N-APN
The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not, and yet will come.
to; T-NSN qhrivon N-NSN oJ; R-ASN ei\de? V-2AAI-2S h\n V-IXI-3S kai; CONJ oujk PRT e~stin, V-PXI-3S kai; CONJ mevllei V-PAI-3S ajnabaivnein V-PAN ejk PREP th'? T-GSF ajbuvssou, N-GSF kai; CONJ eij? PREP ajpwvleian N-ASF uJpavgei: V-PAI-3S kai; CONJ qaumasqhvsontai V-FPI-3P oiJ T-NPM katoikou'nte? V-PAP-NPM ejpi; PREP th'? T-GSF gh'?, N-GSF wJ'n R-GPM ouj PRT gevgraptai V-RPI-3S to; T-NSN o~noma N-NSN ejpi; PREP to; T-NSN biblivon N-ASN th'? T-GSF zwh'? N-GSF ajpo; PREP katabolh'? N-GSF kovsmou, N-GSM blepovntwn V-PAP-GPM to; T-NSN qhrivon N-NSN o&ti CONJ h\n V-IXI-3S kai; CONJ oujk PRT e~stin V-PXI-3S kai; CONJ parevstai. V-FXI-3S
"This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits.
wJ'de ADV oJ T-NSM nou'? N-NSM oJ T-NSM e~cwn V-PAP-NSM sofivan. N-ASF aiJ T-NPF eJpta; N-NUI kefalai; N-NPF eJpta; N-NUI o~rh N-NPN eijsivn, V-PXI-3P o&pou ADV hJ T-NSF gunh; N-NSF kavqhtai V-PNI-3S ejpj PREP aujtw'n. P-GPN kai; CONJ basilei'? N-NPM eJptav N-NUI eijsin: V-PXI-3P
They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for a little while.
oiJ T-NPM pevnte N-NUI e~pesan, V-2AAI-3P oJ T-NSM eiJ'? N-NSM e~stin, V-PXI-3S oJ T-NSM a~llo? A-NSM ou~pw ADV h\lqen, V-2AAI-3S kai; CONJ o&tan CONJ e~lqh/ V-2AAS-3S ojlivgon A-ASN aujto;n P-ASM dei' V-PQI-3S mei'nai. V-AAN
The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.
kai; CONJ to; T-NSN qhrivon N-NSN oJ; R-NSN h\n V-IXI-3S kai; CONJ oujk PRT e~stin, V-PXI-3S kai; CONJ aujto;? P-NSM o~gdoov? A-NSM ejstin V-PXI-3S kai; CONJ ejk PREP tw'n T-GPM eJptav N-NUI ejstin, V-PXI-3S kai; CONJ eij? PREP ajpwvleian N-ASF uJpavgei. V-PAI-3S
"The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast.
kai; CONJ ta; T-NPN devka N-NUI kevrata N-NPN aJ; R-APN ei\de? V-2AAI-2S devka N-NUI basilei'? N-NPM eijsin, V-PXI-3P oi&tine? R-NPM basileivan N-ASF ou~pw ADV e~labon, V-2AAI-3P ajlla; CONJ ejxousivan wJ? ADV basilei'? N-NPM mivan N-ASF w&ran N-ASF lambavnousin V-PAI-3P meta; PREP tou' T-GSN qhrivou. N-GSN
They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.
ouJ'toi D-NPM mivan N-ASF gnwvmhn N-ASF e~cousin, V-PAI-3P kai; CONJ th;n T-ASF duvnamin N-ASF kai; CONJ ejxousivan aujtw'n P-GPM tw'/ T-DSN qhrivw/ N-DSN didovasin. V-PAI-3P
They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings--and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers."
ouJ'toi D-NPM meta; PREP tou' T-GSN ajrnivou N-GSN polemhvsousin, V-FAI-3P kai; CONJ to; T-NSN ajrnivon N-NSN nikhvsei V-FAI-3S aujtouv?, P-APM o&ti CONJ kuvrio? N-NSM kurivwn N-GPM ejsti;n V-PXI-3S kai; CONJ basileu;? N-NSM basilevwn, N-GPM kai; CONJ oiJ T-NPM metj PREP aujtou' P-GSM klhtoi; A-NPM kai; CONJ ejklektoi; A-NPM kai; CONJ pistoiv. A-NPF
Then the angel said to me, "The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.
Kai; CONJ levgei V-PAI-3S moi, P-1DS Ta; T-NPN u&data N-NPN aJ; R-APN ei\de?, V-2AAI-2S ouJ' ADV hJ T-NSF povrnh N-NSF kavqhtai, V-PNI-3S laoi; N-NPM kai; CONJ o~cloi N-NPM eijsi;n V-PXI-3P kai; CONJ e~qnh N-NPN kai; CONJ glw'ssai. N-NPF
The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire.
kai; CONJ ta; T-NPN devka N-NUI kevrata N-NPN aJ; R-APN ei\de? V-2AAI-2S kai; CONJ to; T-NSN qhrivon, N-NSN ouJ'toi D-NPM mishvsousin V-FAI-3P th;n T-ASF povrnhn, N-ASF kai; CONJ hjrhmwmevnhn V-RPP-ASF poihvsousin V-FAI-3P aujth;n P-ASF kai; CONJ gumnhvn, A-ASF kai; CONJ ta;? T-APF savrka? N-APF aujth'? P-GSF favgontai, V-2FDI-3P kai; CONJ aujth;n P-ASF katakauvsousin V-FAI-3P ejn PREP puriv: N-DSN
For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to give the beast their power to rule, until God's words are fulfilled.
oJ T-NSM ga;r CONJ qeo;? N-NSM e~dwken V-AAI-3S eij? PREP ta;? T-APF kardiva? N-APF aujtw'n P-GPM poih'sai V-AAN th;n T-ASF gnwvmhn N-ASF aujtou', P-GSM kai; CONJ poih'sai V-AAN mivan N-ASF gnwvmhn N-ASF kai; CONJ dou'nai V-2AAN th;n T-ASF basileivan N-ASF aujtw'n P-GPM tw'/ T-DSN qhrivw/, N-DSN a~cri PREP telesqhvsontai V-FPI-3P oiJ T-NPM lovgoi N-NPM tou' T-GSM qeou'. N-GSM
The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth."
kai; CONJ hJ T-NSF gunh; N-NSF hJ;n R-ASF ei\de? V-2AAI-2S e~stin V-PXI-3S hJ T-NSF povli? N-NSF hJ T-NSF megavlh A-NSF hJ T-NSF e~cousa V-PAP-NSF basileivan N-ASF ejpi; PREP tw'n T-GPM basilevwn N-GPM th'? T-GSF gh'?. N-GSF
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