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

  • 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.
  • Norm
    This is prophecy and is yet to come. The time is come and the day draweth nigh. We now live in the midst of tribulations with wrath to follow. I pray the blessed LORD finds many worthy to escape the evil to come. God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior loves us beyond our comprehension! We have been given so much to be thankful for and His mercy endures forever!
  • Sister in christ
    All the evil that happened then , has never stopped. It is on going in present days.
  • Norm
    1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
  • Norm
    Psalms 18:25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright; Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Luke 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
  • Word
    This chapter of explaining is very good as you look at vs 15 that the waters are the people that the whore rises from. Almost every time you read waters or sea in this book it means people. So this religious one world religion rises up with antichrist in charge with his 10 supernatural kings. Not the earthly kings that begin to get things started but when you see the false Antichrist and his 10 kings show up that's when you know Satan is on earth or just look out your window and you'll see the rapture buses going by to the airport to fly to Jerusalem because they believe that the first CHRIST is going to fly them someplace? But after the first tribulation AND THEN you will see the Lord coming to consume the wicked one and his followers with fire and He will set up His Kingdom here.

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