Revelation 17:10

“And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And there are seuen Kings, fiue are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come: and when he commeth, he must continue a short space.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and they are seven kings; the five are fallen, the one is, the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a little while.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they are seven kings; the five have come to an end, the one is, the other has not come; and when he comes, he will have to go on for a little time.
- Basic English Bible

And there are seven kings: five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes he must remain [only] a little while.
- Darby Bible

And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short time.
- Webster's Bible

And they are seven kings: five of them have fallen, and the one is still reigning. The seventh has not yet come, but when he comes he must continue for a short time.
- Weymouth Bible

They are seven kings. Five have fallen, the one is, the other has not yet come. When he comes, he must continue a little while.
- World English Bible

Fyue han feld doun, oon is, and anothir cometh not yit. And whanne he schal come, it bihoueth hym to dwelle a schort tyme.
- Wycliffe Bible

and there are seven kings, the five did fall, and the one is, the other did not yet come, and when he may come, it behoveth him to remain a little time;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 17:10


17:10 And they are seven kings - Anciently there were royal palaces on all the seven Roman bills. These were the Palatine, Capitoline, Coelian, Exquiline, Viminal, Quirinal, Aventine hills. But the prophecy respects the seven hills at the time of the beast, when the Palatine was deserted and the Vatican in use. Not that the seven heads mean hills distinct from kings; but they have a compound meaning, implying both together. Perhaps the first head of the beast is the Coelian hill, and on it the Lateran, with Gregory VII. and his successors; the second, the Vatican with the church of St. Peter, chosen by Boniface VIII. the third, the Quirinal, with the church of St. Mark, and the Quirinal palace built by Paul II. and the fourth, the Exquiline hill, with the temple of St. Maria Maggiore, where Paul V. reigned. The fifth will be added hereafter. Accordingly, in the papal register, four periods are observable since Gregory VII. In the first almost all the bulls made in the city are dated in the Lateran; in the second, at St. Peter's; in the third, at St. Mark's, or in the Quirinal; in the fourth, at St. Maria Maggiore. But no fifth, sixth, or seventh hill has yet been the residence of any Pope. Not that the hill was deserted, when another was made the papal residence; but a new one was added to the other sacred palaces. Perhaps the times hitherto mentioned might be fixed thus: 1058 Wings are given to the woman. 1077 The beast ascends out of the sea. 1143 The forty - two months begin. 1810 The forty - two months end. 1832 The beast ascends out of the bottomless pit. 1836 The beast finally overthrown.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 17:10


Re 17:10 And there are seven kings. We have found that a mountain is a symbol of an exalted man, or power. In the notes for Re 13:1-8 I have explained the kingdoms or powers, symbolized by these heads.

Discussion for Revelation 17

  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    Gary is correct pointing out Rome. Notice that the harlott has daughters. This is where self deception comes in. The protestants claimed "sola scriptura" (the Bible only) but even Rome pointed out to ALL protestants at the Council of Trent in the mid 1500s, " You don't follow the Bible only, you STILL pay homage to Rome because you don't observe the Sabbath, but keep Rome's venerable day of rest."
  • Word
    whore are people worshipping the first supernatural powerful, calls himself Christ return to fly you away. I don't know how or why Christians will follow Satan a false messiah I guess it's because he twist scriptures so perfectly that a lie sounds true because we know how Christ returns at the 7th trump with hail stones hitting earth mixed with fire to burn the wickedness away. Stay away of them.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    The great prostitute in the book of revelation is none other than the woman of the seed of the serpent who has a name. She will be exposed once and for all along with all things. The Dreadful and the Terrible Day of the Lord comes for a reason and a purpose in the end of this age of the gentiles. Our Abba Father in Heaven will send Elijah to fully purge and purify the true Bride Zion Amen indeed.
  • Gary
    There are 2 correct answers to the question: "Who is the great prostitute in the book of Revelation?

    They are:

    1. Babylon [the Mother of Harlots] which is:
    2. The Roman Catholic church [or Papacy: or the Woman (City) that sitteth on seven mountains. (Vatican City or City of Rome)]
  • S. Wesley Mcgranor
    This could be a metaphorical Babylon of course. And might fit the then popular condition of Roman Catholicism. It seems to be a declaration of a failed Dominion. One spent on whoring with the world rather then governing.
  • Word
    Vs 8 Satan on earth going to and from as in Job 1 then he tempted CHRIST Satan could go to earth. Then it ended and Satan is held by Michael so he was not his spirit only and then Satan comes out of the pit kick to earth and the first seal tells us he comes as antichrist to deceive the whole world and then at the 7th trump CHRIST crushes Satans head. Don't follow false Christ that shall come.

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