Revelation 17:12

“And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the tenne hornes which thou sawest, are ten kings, which haue receiued no kingdom as yet: but receiue power as kings one houre with the beast.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the ten horns that thou sawest are ten kings, who have received no kingdom as yet; but they receive authority as kings, with the beast, for one hour.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, which still have been given no kingdom; but they are given authority as kings, with the beast, for one hour.
- Basic English Bible

And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have not yet received a kingdom, but receive authority as kings one hour with the beast.
- Darby Bible

And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, who have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
- Webster's Bible

And the ten horns which you have seen are ten kings who have not yet come to the throne, but for a single hour they are to receive authority as kings along with the Wild Beast.
- Weymouth Bible

The ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority as kings, with the beast, for one hour.
- World English Bible

And the ten hornes whiche thou hast seyn, ben ten kyngis, that yit han not take kyngdom; but thei schulen take power as kingis, oon our after the beeste.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And the ten horns that thou sawest, are ten kings, who a kingdom did not yet receive, but authority as kings the same hour do receive with the beast,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 17:12


Re 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings. In Re 12:3 there are seven diadems on the heads, but none on the horns; in Re 13:1 there are no diadems on the heads, but there are on the horns. The diadem signifies royal power. The first reference points to a period when the powers existed of which the heads were a symbol; the second reference points forward to a time when these had mostly passed away, and when the ten royal powers signified by the horns had existed. Ten horns. The horn is a symbol of power, and often is used for a kingdom in prophetic language. See Da 7:24. This, then, implies ten powers which sprang out of Rome and supported the false church. These are given by Sir Isaac Newton as follows: (1) Kingdom of the Vandals in Spain and Africa. (2) Kingdom of the Visigoths. (3) Kingdom of the Suevi in Spain. (4) Kingdom of the Alans in France. (5) Kingdoms of the Burgundians. (6) Kingdom of the Franks. (7) Kingdom of the Britons. (8) Kingdom of the Huns. (9) Kingdom of the Lombards. (10) Kingdom of Ravenna. The Roman empire was broken up into these kingdoms, and they were all supporters of the Papacy. These ten kings or kingdoms did not exist in the time of John, but should afterwards receive authority and do the will of the beast. One hour. For a short time. A part of these kingdoms soon passed away.

Discussion for Revelation 17

  • Robert
    Revelation 17:8 says that 'the beast was', which means that he was alive, 'and is not', which means that he died, 'and yet is', which doesn't mean that he was raised from the dead, but rather that his activity is alive through his worshippers, and that his writing are still in existence. So, we have to look into history to know who he was, and realize that he is not actually alive today.
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    Absolutely correct. The ecumenical movement Rome is pushing to join ALL religion under her banner is coming on quickly. Even the first protestant church celebrating its 500 yrs next year is already admitted fault and will rejoin Rome in 2017. No more protest. Millions set to the flame in vain! The next thing will be a world Sunday law to " give earth a break" for environment purposes. Satan's seat
  • Charles
    mystery Babylon mother of harlots
    and the abominations of the earth wake up church mother
    of harlots is seducing churches who once preached
    the real gospel of Jesus Christ the great apostasy is here
    read revelation 17 the city on seven hills which is Rome
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    It's nothing new. Each best are same in Dan. and it names em. Starting with Babylon through Rome. Each world power adopted old powers practice along with it. Rome ended up being a pagan cluster of religions with a Jesus hat on top. Rome was the harlott, and she has daughters. Futurism in Rev was started by Rome to take the heat off. Every protestant knew this until about 1900. It's been buried.
  • MIchael C.
    In Genesis 11:1-9 is the recorded beginnings of that spirit of "The Great Whore" which reigns over the kings of the earth: because the confounding of the languages, and scattering of them to every corner of the world, did not take that heathen rebellion and antichrist spirit out of their hearts. The hypocrites and apostates have always been those who taken their portion on the back of the beast.
  • Michael C.
    In Genesis 11:1-9 we have the nativity of that "Great Whore" spirit, ever since in the world. When the Lord came down to see the city and the tower that they were building, He said, "The people are one, and have all one language, and this they begin to do; and now nothing will be restrained from them of all that they have imagined to do?" So their imagination today is to casting off all restraint.

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