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 for Revelation 17:10

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 for Revelation 17:10

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 17:10

  • Thomas Jones on Revelation 17:10
    Revelation 17:10 is all about Papacy. Seven kings are 7 generic names comes after 1798, ie Pius, Leo, Gregory, Benedict, John, Paul, John & Paul. Protestant church fathers always proclaimed that papacy is antichrist system bearing the number 666.All popes are numbered. Thus in the generic name of pius 12 popes reigned and its total is 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9/+10+11+12=78.Like wise Leo- 13 popes =91, gregory 16popes=136, benedict 14 popes =105, john 21 popes =231, paul 6 popes=21, john paul 2 popes=3. And altogether the count is 665 with john paul ii. 8th was benedict 16 and then count became 665+16=681.Benedict resigned and the count returned to 681- 16 = 665. Francis is a new papal name so count is 1.Thus his total count is 665+1=666. From these above we can see that john paul reigned for a short space. Generic count completed by death (fall)of the pope. Rev. 17 :11- And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eight, and is of the seven, and goeth in to perdition. And the eight is pope francis. Catholic bishop st malachy's prophecy confirm this. Francis pope is petrus romanus. The malachy prophecy also predicts that our Lord Jesus will return in that time of his reign. So our Lord Jesus is coming very very soon. Much sooner than we think. Popes are kings because they rule the kingdom of vatican. Beast is referred as political &religious head. Napoleon captured pope pius during 1798 and papacy wounded by sword. Papacy reigned from AD- 538 to 1798 continuously for 1260years.
  • Brent Dawes on Revelation 17:10
    The seven kings represent seven consecutive world empires: Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Mede Persia, Greece, Rome, and Britain.
  • James on Revelation 17:10
    The Jews are the original branch, to which we are grafted, they remain, and the vine dressor will regraft them in after the Holy Spirit ir returned to the Jews after, His removal from the time of Gentiles.
  • Jerry on Revelation 17:10
    As that is about the time of the end when the papal power will get their last time action, I am thinking that the seven kings is the king of Vatican City State since 1929 after they get their sit again through the Lateran Treaty, on 11th February 1929. Since that time the Vatican City State Monarch has had 7 popes/kings up to the present time. It means we are approaching to the end time of the world.
  • Mapkik on Revelation 17:10
    The verse explains itself,”…and one is, and the other is not yet come;…”. This would indicate the one yet to come is not the one that existed at the time of St. John’s writing. If you dove tail this prophesy with that of Ezekiel’s prophecy of the bad shepherd, who has a withered arm and a withered eye. Ezekiel further describes this individual as the Assyrian. As far as I know there have been no historical persons who have held this title. Assyrians assisted the Romans in the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 73 AD. Without their aid Rome could not hope to maintain a siege that lasted 3 ˝ years. If this analogy is accurate, you may still ask who then the harlot is and where are the seven hills located? There were three Cities constructed on 7 hills during John’s life. Rome, Constantinople, and Jerusalem, of the three Jerusalem fits the term Babylon (Heaven’s Gate), as Jesus said they themselves do not enter nor do they allow others to enter, heaping burdens and not lifting a finger to help them. I am not being anti-Semitic, but I agree with what St. Ignatius of Antioch (a disciple of John), though Judaism brought about Christianity, Judaism is completely dependent on Christianity. Everything in the Law of Moses was to prepare a people for the coming of our Messiah Jesus Christ. Now that Jesus has come, the temple and temple sacrifice is insufficient for salvation. St. Paul was rather adamant in the letter to the Hebrews, the fallacy of offering sacrifice in the temple after you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, as if Jesus could be sacrifice a second time.


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