Revelation 17:16

“And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the ten hornes which thou sawest vpon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate, and naked, and shall eate her flesh, and burne her with fire.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the ten horns which thou sawest, and the beast, these shall hate the harlot, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and shall burn her utterly with fire.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will be turned against the evil woman, and will make her waste and uncovered, and will take her flesh for food, and will have her burned with fire.
- Basic English Bible

And the ten horns which thou sawest, and the beast, these shall hate the harlot, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and shall burn her with fire;
- Darby Bible

And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the harlot, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
- Webster's Bible

And the ten horns that you have seen--and the Wild Beast--these will hate the Harlot, and they will cause her to be laid waste and will strip her bare. They will eat her flesh, and burn her up with fire.
- Weymouth Bible

The ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the prostitute, and will make her desolate, and will make her naked, and will eat her flesh, and will burn her utterly with fire.
- World English Bible

And the ten hornes that thou hast seyn in the beeste, these schulen make hir desolat and nakid, and schulen ete the fleischis of hir, and schulen brenne togidere hir with fier.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the ten horns that thou didst see upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and shall burn her in fire,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 17:16


Re 17:16 The ten horns . . . shall hate the whore. At a later period still, the ten horns shall hate and desolate the harlot. We have seen this fulfilled in the fact that the kingdoms that have been developed from these have in the last three centuries either become Protestant, or have broken with Roman rule. The historical facts given under the seven vials show how they have waged war on Rome.

Discussion for Revelation 17:16

  • My interpretation of this is that the Antipope Francis is stripping his "church" of the true Dogmas and holy teachings of the Catholic Church. The ten horns do this, too. They strip her (the Harlot) of every veneer of holiness that used to cover her until she is completely stripped of every pretence of holiness, and will accept all abominations, homosexuality, ungodliness, all-salvation, acceptance of protestantism, and all evil.

    See this quote:
    "[Francis] took a shot at the media, saying newspapers had been “full
    of fantasies” about the trip, suggesting he was coming to “strip” the
    church — renouncing honorific titles, selling off properties, etc. His
    real interest, he said, was to call the church to a “stripping” of the
    “cancer of worldliness.”"

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