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 17:18

  • the whore is the usa and the city is new york !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Catherine for verse 18
    Revelation 17 is no doubt the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH!!! google " A Woman Rides the Beast " by Dave Hunt
  • What has the makings of a great city? What city would you consider the greatest on earth? Seems these days nearly everyone is more ready to pass the buck, but not the book.
  • It never ceases to amaze me how we try to make excuses for America and paint her this great bastion of virtue leading the rest of us heathens to God. This we do despite the fact that America placing itself above God. Intimidating it citizens into abandoning the Word of God in deference to a culture of political correctness. Hence we make Mystery to be some other place other than the obvious. Know for sure that when the writer penned this prophecy, Babylon had already given way to the Medes et al as rulers of the Earth. We cannot understand fully this Mystery Babylon (which will be violently overthrown either by some cataclysmic event or some man-made disaster such as a nuclear attack) unless we compare this with some current city. The prophecies about Mystery Babylon are yet to be fulfilled. Here are five (5) criteria it seems Mystery Babylon must meet: (1) The world’s best known city in its day, (2) The world’s most sought after destination for tourist travel, (3) The financial center of the world, (4) The center of world trade and economic activities, and (5) the political and social center of planet Earth. If there is any city on the Planet today that meets those criteria, that should be the number one candidate to wear the title: Mystery Babylon, the Mother of Harlots.
  • C. Glenn for verse 18
    It's obvious that the Persian Gulf is referenced as the great whore, as ancient cities of Babylon were named for Ishtar and other false gods. She was thrown into a bed and burnt with fire, just as it happened in the desert storm war.

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