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Revelation 17 - NIV

Babylon, the Prostitute on the Beast

1 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 by many waters.

2 With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”

3 Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns.

4 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.

5 The name written on her forehead was a mystery:
babylon the great
the mother of prostitutes
and of the abominations of the earth.

6 I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.
When I saw her, I was greatly astonished.

7 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.

8 The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the Abyss and go to its 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 it once was, now is not, and yet will come.

9 “This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits.

10 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 only a little while.

11 The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.

12 “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.

13 They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.

14 They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”

15 Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.

16 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.

17 For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to hand over to the beast their royal authority, until God’s words are fulfilled.

18 The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.”

Sermons on Revelation 17 More sermons: Revelation 17

Archie Norman avatar
Mystery Babylon
Shared by: Archie Norman on Feb, 2017
Summary: Revelation Reminders
Scripture: Revelation 17:1-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 17
David Rigg avatar
The Government To Come
Shared by: David Rigg on Jan, 2017
Summary: This sermon deals with the false religion of the Tribulation, the Antichrist, the Book of Life and the world pwers of tribulation time.
Series: Revelation
David Rigg avatar
Islam’s War on the West
Shared by: David Rigg on Nov, 2016
Summary: This sermon deals with the harlot religion of chapter 17.
Series: Revelation
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Revelation 17:1-6
Views: 77
Michael Grant avatar
Catholicism vs The Bible
Shared by: Michael Grant on Oct, 2016
Summary: Does Roman Catholicism contradict Biblical Christianity?
Tom Shepard avatar
The Revelation Of Jesus Christ – Chapter 17
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Aug, 2016
Summary: This is a verse by verse look at Revelation chapter seventeen.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Revelation 17:1-17
Views: 258
C. Philip Green avatar
Beauty on the Beast
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Oct, 2015
Summary: The rise of two ancient world powers, Rome and Babylon, during the Great Tribulation, only to be destroyed by Christ when He comes again, presents us with a choice. We can choose to pursue this world, which is passing away, or Christ, who reigns forever.
Series: Revelation
Bob Faulkner avatar
Mystery Babylon, a final look at the Modern Expression of the Mystery...
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Aug, 2015
Summary: Though this study concluded in the 1990's, the conclusions are the same today. World religion is coming. Romanism and its cronies will make it up. Bible believers will be excluded. Be ready...
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Mystery Babylon: Anti-Jew, Anti-Protestant, Anti-America
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Jul, 2015
Summary: For the first 60 years of the 20th century, Rome seemed to be at business as usual for her. Seniors today were raised with a Romanism that was a far cry from the compromising brand of today. Thus the Protestant's ease in separating from her.
Bob Faulkner avatar
Mystery Babylon, Rome's view of world power, 19th century.
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Jul, 2015
Summary: The spirit of conquest is the spirit that has invaded Rome from its onset, whether pagan or Papal. Read from the Vatican documents just how that notion has influenced her thinking. Should America still be concerned?
Bob Faulkner avatar
Mystery Babylon, in Papal Rome: From its height to its present low...
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Jul, 2015
Summary: Rome-Babylon has been with us for many centuries now. From giddy power over empires to its present place of "holding on", Babylon promises to be with us until her program is fulfilled (Revelation 18).
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Mystery Babylon: The church moves from persecuted to persecutor.
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Jul, 2015
Summary: The influence of Babylon turns the simple organization of Jesus into a world power that does untold damage to its surroundings. The true church survives and is persecuted.
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Mystery Babylon. Introduction.
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Jul, 2015
Summary: Here is a lesson on the historical and very real "Babylon", in every culture, in every age. Introductions and explanations ....
Bob Faulkner avatar
A Study of the Book of Revelation, 13: Ch. 17-18, Babylon destroyed!
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Jun, 2015
Summary: Wait a minute. Wasn't the fall of Babylon already predicted? Did it not already happen? Is this the same Babylon? Was Babylon ever taken out like the prophets foretold? Truly a mystery, this Babylon!
Bob Faulkner avatar
Who Is the Antichrist? The witness of the apostle John
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on May, 2015
Summary: Revelation 13 and 17 are John's two clear testimonies about the coming antichrist.
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 775
Thomas Swope avatar
The Marriage From H E Double L
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jan, 2015
Summary: A study of the book of Revelation chapter 17 verses 1 through 18
Series: Revelation
T.J. Conwell avatar
Exposing the One World Religion
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on May, 2014
Summary: We need to take time to understand that Satan has used (and will continue to use) religion as a means of separating people. Once we do that, we will know the battle plan of the enemy and through Jesus be victorious over the enemy.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Revelation 17:5-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,236
T.J. Conwell avatar
The Great Harlot
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on May, 2014
Summary: Satan uses a beautiful and appealing woman to attract men and women to himself. Since she appears to be so lovely and innocent the world will falsely believe she must be from “god". Our challenge today is: "Do not be deceived by her!"
Tim Smith avatar
Shared by: Tim Smith on May, 2014
Summary: God's unique vision for the church
Scripture: Revelation 17:17
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,423
Tim Smith avatar
Shared by: Tim Smith on May, 2014
Summary: God’s unique vision for a church is like the sail of the ship, catching God’s wind or spirit and moving it forward. But every boat must also have a rudder helping to guide the direction of the ship. Values are passions that rudder or direct a ship
Scripture: Revelation 17:7
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,505
Ken Henson avatar
God’s work in Men’s hearts-And faithfulness to His Word
Shared by: Ken Henson on Nov, 2013
Summary: God’s Word is always faithful. And if we are willing to listen, He speaks to us today. His word to previous generations has been completely reliable. His promises to us are completely faithful as well.
Scripture: Revelation 17:12-17
Denomination: *other
Views: 333
Curry Pikkaart avatar
When in Rome...
Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Sep, 2013
Summary: You've heard the saying, 'When in Rome, do as the Romans do.' In other words, to fit in do what the natives do. Is that reaaly a good motto for followers of Jesus?
Martin Holland avatar
Beauty and the Beast
Shared by: Martin Holland on Apr, 2013
Summary: There will be a day as we are beginning to see when politics and religion will join hands in a false political and religious system.
Series: Revelation
Scripture: Revelation 17:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 423
Martin Holland avatar
The Mystery of The Woman and the Beast
Shared by: Martin Holland on Apr, 2013
Summary: Probably the most prophetic chapter of Revelation is the 17th. It is here where John gives us the meaning of the woman and the beast.
Series: Revelation
Scripture: Revelation 17:7-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 495
Damian Phillips avatar
The Antichrist and New Babylon
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Apr, 2013
Summary: Session 8: This lesson discusses the Antichrist’s worldly kingdom, which is called the New Babylon; and it takes a look at the government of his kingdom, which is sometimes referred to as the One-World Order.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Revelation 17:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,238
Mike Fogerson avatar
Islam's War on the West
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Aug, 2012
Summary: What to look out for in the future, and what is going on between Islam and America right now.
Scripture: Revelation 17:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 835
Mike Fogerson avatar
Islam's Secret Invasion of America
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Aug, 2012
Summary: As we study the (harlot riding the beast) end time false religion controlled government know that Islamists are saying (we’re buying) they have the right to practice this religion in the U.S.
Scripture: Revelation 17:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,171
Allan Quak avatar
The Overthrow of Evil In This Broken World
Shared by: Allan Quak on Aug, 2012
Summary: Bablyon, who is the prostitute on the dragon, meets her end.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 687
Jerry Cosper avatar
Religious Babylon: A False Religion
Shared by: Jerry Cosper on Jun, 2012
Summary: Jesus Christ is coming back to earth. He is coming to bring righteousness to this earth. But before He can come and establish righteousness in the earth, a few things have to be done.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Revelation 17:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 737
Chris Appleby avatar
Sex, Lies and Videotape: The Real Deal
Shared by: Chris Appleby on May, 2012
Summary: No Christian is immune to the LIES of the Evil One. Seduction is all around us. Yet through prayer, fellowship and a spirit of brotherly/sisterly love we can check in on ourselves and one another.
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,419
Ken Pell avatar
Gold, Gavels, and God
Shared by: Ken Pell on Jan, 2012
Summary: The world is offering Jesus’ church a cheap substitute and cheap answers to real questions with real solutions.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 895