Revelation 17:18

“And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the woman which thou sawest, is that great Citie which reigneth ouer the kings of the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the woman whom thou sawest is the great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the woman whom you saw is the great town, which is ruling over the kings of the earth.
- Basic English Bible

And the woman which thou sawest is the great city, which has kingship over the kings of the earth.
- Darby Bible

And the woman whom thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
- Webster's Bible

And the woman whom you have seen is the great city which has kingly power over the kings of the earth."
- Weymouth Bible

The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth."
- World English Bible

And the womman whom thou hast seyn, is the greet citee, that hath kingdom on kyngis of the erthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the woman that thou didst see is the great city that is having reign over the kings of the land.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 17:18


Re 17:18 The woman . . . is that great city. The city named in Re 16:19. See PNT "Re 16:19".

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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