Where the harlot sitteth (ou h porno kaqhtai). Relative adverb ou (where) referring to the waters (udata) of verse Revelation 1 on which the harlot sits. Present middle indicative of kaqhmai. Are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues (laoi kai ocloi eisin kai eqnh kai glwssai). The O.T. uses "waters" as symbol for "peoples" ( Isaiah 8:7 ; Jeremiah 47:2 ; Psalms 29:10 , etc.). "Rome's greatest danger lay in the multitudes which were under her sway" (Swete).