1And there cameoneof the sevenangelswhichhad the sevenvials,andtalkedwithme,saying unto me, Come hither ; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the greatwhore that sittethuponmanywaters:2Withwhom the kings of the earth have committed fornication , and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunkwith the wine of herfornication.3So he carriedmeawayin the spiritinto the wilderness:and I saw a womansitupon a scarlet colouredbeast, full ofnames of blasphemy,havingsevenheadsandtenhorns.4And the womanwasarrayed in purpleand scarlet colour,anddeckeda with goldandpreciousstonesandpearls,having a goldencupinherhand full ofabominationsandfilthiness of herfornication:5Anduponherforehead was a namewritten , MYSTERY,BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTSANDABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.6And I saw the womandrunkenwith the blood of the saints,andwith the blood of the martyrs of Jesus:and when I sawher, I wondered with greatadmiration.7And the angelsaid unto me,Wherefore didst thou marvel ? I will tellthee the mystery of the woman,and of the beast that carriethher,whichhath the sevenheadsandtenhorns.8
The beastthat thou sawestwas , andisnot;andshallascend out of the bottomless pit,andgointoperdition:and they that dwellon the earth shall wonder , whosenameswerenotwrittenin the book of lifefrom the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was , andisnot, and yetis .
And here is the mindwhichhathwisdom. The sevenheadsaresevenmountains,onwhich the womansitteth .
10And there aresevenkings:five are fallen , andoneis , and the otheris not yetcome ; andwhen he cometh , hemustcontinue a short space.