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

  • Sakana
    As far as 7 mtns people bring up Rome (city on 7 hills) as Babylon, but really a 1-world system sits on 7 hills (continents, i.e. whole world). But if you need it literal, Israel ALSO sits on 7 hills. Mt. Zion, Mt Olivet and so on. Rev 11:8 shows us where 2 witnesses' bodies are lying, "where also our Lord was crucified." Jerusalem has always been focal point. Will be heart of 1-world system.
  • Word
    Babylon city of confusion scripture tells us Satan will be in Jerusalem claiming he is Christ. Satan as the false messiah can twist scripture faster than any of these preachers out here and he can make it sound so true when it's a lie but you can bet those preachers will jump on the antichrist wagon and bring all their ignorant sheep with them. Now if someone is smart they will hear two witnesses.
  • JCs
    It's Israel Jospehs dream- Revelation 12 and Revelation 14 Genesis 37 Why they going to hate her and burn her- When they say peace and security- ! When you see Israel surrounded know her desolation is near and when you see the abomination of desolation standing in the Holy ground know your redemption draws night-
  • James Tan.
    Could that Babylon mother of harlots be none other than Mecca? If we looked at the haj in Mecca.. the sea of ppl from above churning around the Kaaba resembles the sea. Babylon is none other than Mecca.. worshipping the meteor that fell from heaven which is found in the Kaaba.
  • James Fariello
    Rev 17:18 18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. This sure sounds like NYC. The UN is there and reigns over the kings of the earth. Very clear and Rev 18 tells the story of the destruction of the USA and NYC. God is about to judge the USA. God please protect your children at this time.
  • Robert
    Revelation 17:8 says that 'the beast was', which means that he was alive, 'and is not', which means that he died, 'and yet is', which doesn't mean that he was raised from the dead, but rather that his activity is alive through his worshippers, and that his writing are still in existence. So, we have to look into history to know who he was, and realize that he is not actually alive today.

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