11Thenone of the 2sevenangels who had the 3sevenbowlscame and spoke with me, saying, "Comehere, I will show you 4the judgment of the 5greatharlot who 6sits on manywaters,
with whom7the kings of the earthcommitted acts of immorality, and 8those who dwell on the earth were 9madedrunk with the wine of her immorality."
And 10he carried me awaya11in the Spirit12into a wilderness; and I saw a womansitting on a 13scarletbeast, full of 14blasphemousnames, having15sevenheads and tenhorns.
The woman16was clothed in purple and scarlet, and badorned with gold and preciouscstones and pearls, having in her hand17a goldcupfull of abominations and of the uncleanthings of her immorality,
and on her forehead a name was written, a 18mystery, "19BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF 20THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."
And I saw the womandrunk with 21the blood of the dsaints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wonderedegreatly .
And the angelsaid to me, "Whyfdo you wonder? I will tell you the 22mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the 23sevenheads and the tenhorns.
"24The beast that you saw25was, and is not, and is about to 26come up out of the 27abyss and g28go to destruction. And 29those who dwell on the earth, 30whosename has not been written in the book of life31from the foundation of the world, will 32wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come.
"33Here is the mind which haswisdom. The 34sevenheads are sevenmountains on which the womansits,
and they are seven35kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yetcome; and when he comes, he mustremain a littlewhile.
"The beastwhich36was and is not, is himselfalso an eighth and is one of the seven, and he 37goes to destruction.
"The 38tenhornswhich you saw are tenkingswho have not yetreceived a kingdom, but they receiveauthority as kings with the beast39for onehour.
13"Thesehave40onehpurpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.
14"These will wage41waragainst the Lamb, and the Lamb will 42overcome them, because He is 43Lord of lords and 44King of kings, and 45thosewho are with Him are the 46called and chosen and faithful."
And he said to me, "The 47waterswhich you sawwhere the harlotsits, are 48peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues.
"And the 49tenhornswhich you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her 50desolate and 51naked, and will 52eat her flesh and will 53burn her up with fire.
"For 54God has put it in their hearts to execute His ipurposejby 55having a commonpurpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the 56words of God will be fulfilled.
"The womanwhom you saw is 57the greatcity, which kreignsover the kings of the earth."