Revelation 17:17

“For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and giue their kingdome vnto the beast, vntil the words of God shall be fulfilled.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For God did put in their hearts to do his mind, and to come to one mind, and to give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God should be accomplished.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because God has put it in their hearts to do his purpose, and to be of one mind, giving their kingdom to the beast, till the words of God have effect and are complete.
- Basic English Bible

for God has given to their hearts to do his mind, and to act with one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
- Darby Bible

For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
- Webster's Bible

For God has put it into their hearts to carry out His purpose, and to carry out a common purpose and to give their kingdom to the Wild Beast until God's words have come to pass.
- Weymouth Bible

For God has put in their hearts to do what he has in mind, and to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God should be accomplished.
- World English Bible

For God yaf in to the hertis of hem, that thei do that that is pleasaunt to hym, that thei yyue her kyngdom to the beeste, til the wordis of God ben endid.
- Wycliffe Bible

for God did give into their hearts to do its mind, and to make one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast till the sayings of God may be complete,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 17:17


Re 17:17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will. He used these as agents to carry out his own will. First they gave their support to the false woman, until his words were accomplished, and then turned from her and assailed her.

Discussion for Revelation 17:17

  • Even as it is also appointed for some to be persecuted for a time, and many will give their life for the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for a time.
  • God has chosen and elevated these "kings"(leaders or presidents) of unrighteousness, who all reject God, in perfection of time, to hand over their authority to satan. God didn't make them evil but but uses their evil hearts to accomplish His will in spite of their rebellious hearts. Just as He did with Pharo and other kings from the past, as an example to us what is to come. God doesnt make the heart rebellious but uses the rebellion against them. God has the power ultimately and will guide and direct at his will to accomplish his goals and uses whomever he chooses, good, bad or ugly.
  • Do good judgement. Do exploits that are safe and effective for those you love. There are already enough bad exploits to go around!

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