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

  • Anyt Hing
    I tender my comment that the harlot of Revelation 17 is the Roman Catholic "church" and of course any organization or people that join her. They have already martyred 50 million true believers. That's enough for them to be drunk on it and the Vatican and co have not apologised for it nor cancelled their anathemas against any christians outside their fold.
  • Curt
    10And there are seven kings: -Confederate U.S. States and states rights platform. 11And the beast -Japanese empire- that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. 12And the ten horns -Southen U.S. transplant auto corporations - which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
  • Obbie Beal
    in this chapter we learn the controlling power that the women has over the beast is removed... then the power of 10 angry kings plus the power of the beast is united as one... 10 angry kings plus the beast turned on / attacked the women... and they shall (1) make her desolate and naked, and (2) shall eat her flesh, and (3) burn her with fire... the great city or women is... WOW ! WOW ! WOW !
  • Mari
    Oops I meant my statement to be for chapter 18. Its still Rome though. Verse 6 here says so much.
  • Obbie Beal
    In this chapter she 'seduced the all the leaders' of every country (greed, lust of the eye, lust of the flesh, pride...) and 'the people joined the party with their leader's' ungodly actions. Now it is time for everyone to give an account of his or her action. WOW ! Thank God for for the Saving Power through the Blood of Jesus Christ. WOW!
  • Yarah Sakal
    Chapter 17 is revealed to us so we would have a detailed understanding of who the anti-Christ is. Daniel spells out what the beast line is in detail, Revelation 17 points out the final kingdom as well as the final kings of that kingdom. Investigate the Lateran Treaty of 1929 and then look at the popes from that point on in relation to the Angel's interpretation of John's vision.

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