Revelation 17:15

“And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he saith vnto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he *said to me, "The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the harlot sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to me, The waters which you saw, where the evil woman is seated, are peoples, and armies, and nations and languages.
- Basic English Bible

And he says to me, The waters which thou sawest, where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues.
- Darby Bible

And he saith to me, The waters which thou sawest, where the harlot sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and languages.
- Webster's Bible

He also said to me, "The waters which you have seen, on which the Harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes, nations and languages.
- Weymouth Bible

He said to me, "The waters which you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and languages.
- World English Bible

And he seide to me, The watris whiche thou hast seyn, where the hoore sittith, ben puplis, and folkis, and langagis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he saith to me, `The waters that thou didst see, where the whore doth sit, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 17:15


Re 17:15 The waters which thou sawest. These are symbolical of the many nations and races which support the scarlet woman.

Discussion for Revelation 17

  • Obbie Beal
    WOW, WOW, WOW,: she is very good /great at what she do, so she knows how important it is to seduce / run-a-trick on each leader of every country /nation thereby uses the kings / leaders, elected officials, to artfully lead or force many to slaughter... WOW, WOW, WOW!
  • Jos
    This is a great chap. God deals with the ten kings to work with the devil for 1 hour to kill the great whore, just b-cuz devil wanted to be the alone object of worship, God has used many people thru out bible jus like Jehu Elijha sent him to Jerusalem to kill all baals ppl. he tricked them into filling the church w/ all baals ppl. once in his men locked em in and killed them all mission complete.
  • Michael osborne
    Back during the Tower of Babel days there religion was mystery Babylon they went on to name the city after it.There’s 2different religions; new Jerusalem and Babylon the sun worship. When they say Babylon it’s not literally Babylon it’s the religion,same w New Jerusalem. The women is portrayed as the church calling her the harlot/whore means she corrupts the church and the word. Rev 17 points 2 Rome hope this helps
  • Ann
    Ask God for understanding of the scriptures, he will give it to you, if you will humble yourselves to him, and ask him. Exodus 31:3 - Exodus 35:31 - Job 32:8. Amen!
  • A disciple
    Ann, Patricia, Bud, Truthseeker; Ye do err not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God! Because you have itching ears!..the angels neither marry nor are given in marriage! "Who makes His angels SPIRITS, His ministers a FLAMING FIRE." It is a simple trick of the devil, that you all you ought to be aware of, and not so sillily misled after fantasy, when you have the Word of God and His Spirit!
  • Ann
    Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! Lucifer is called a son, a male, not a female.

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