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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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