Revelation 17:18

The woman (h gunh). She is now explained after the beast has been interpreted. Verse Micah 9 made it plain enough, but this verse demonstrates that the woman is the city of Rome "which reigneth (h ecousa basileian, the one having a kingdom) over the kings of the earth (epi twn basilewn th gh)." Rome followed Babylon, and other cities may follow in their train.