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

  • 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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