Revelation 17:4

“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the woman was arayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold, and precious stone & pearles, hauing a golden cup in her hand, full of abominations and filthinesse of her fornication.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stone and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations, even the unclean things of her fornication,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the woman was clothed in purple and bright red, with ornaments of gold and stones of great price and jewels; and in her hand was a gold cup full of evil things and her unclean desires;
- Basic English Bible

And the woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and had ornaments of gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and the unclean things of her fornication;
- Darby Bible

And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet-color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her lewdness:
- Webster's Bible

The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and was brilliantly attired with gold and jewels and pearls. She held in her hand a cup of gold, full of abominations, and she gave filthy indications of her fornication.
- Weymouth Bible

The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of the sexual immorality of the earth.
- World English Bible

And the womman was enuyround with purpur, and reed, and ouergild with gold, and preciouse stoon, and peerls, hauynge a goldun cuppe in hir hoond, ful of abhomynaciouns and vnclennesse of her fornycacioun.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the woman was arrayed with purple and scarlet-colour, and gilded with gold, and precious stone, and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and uncleanness of her whoredom,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 17:4


17:4 And the woman was arrayed - With the utmost pomp and magnificence. In purple and scarlet - These were the colours of the imperial habit: the purple, in times of peace; and the scarlet, in times of war. Having in her hand a golden cup - Like the ancient Babylon, #Jer 51:7|. Full of abominations - The most abominable doctrines as well as practices.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 17:4


Re 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour. The color of royalty. And decked with gold and precious stones and pearls. Her jewels and gold indicate enormous wealth. Having a golden cup in her hand. A golden censer in the hands of an angel represents by its incense the prayers of those who belong to the true church (Re 8:4). This symbol of the false church has a cup full of abominations instead. See Jer 51:7.

Discussion for Revelation 17:4

  • Joseph Roberts for verse 4
    !Revelation 3 16 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, a I will vomit you out of My mouth. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication !! DO NOT BE NEITHER HOT NOR COLD " SPEAK OUT " !! DO NOT SIT ON THE FENCE THE FENCE BELONGS TO !! SATAN. !!

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