Revelation 17:9

“And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And here is the mind which hath wisedome. The seuen heads are seuen mountaines, on which the woman sitteth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Here is the mind that hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman is seated:
- Basic English Bible

Here is the mind that has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains, whereon the woman sits.
- Darby Bible

And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
- Webster's Bible

Here is scope for the exercise of a mind that has wisdom! The seven heads are the seven hills on which the woman sits.
- Weymouth Bible

Here is the mind that has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits.
- World English Bible

And this is the witt, who that hath wisdom. The seuene heedis ben seuene hillis, on whiche the womman sittith, and kyngis seuene ben.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Here [is] the mind that is having wisdom; the seven heads are seven mountains, upon which the woman doth sit,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 17:9


17:9 Here is the mind that hath wisdom - Only those who are wise will understand this. The seven heads are seven hills.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 17:9


Re 17:9 Here [is] the mind which hath wisdom. The mind that hath wisdom can interpret what follows. The seven heads are seven mountains. Since just one city in the world was called the city of seven mountains ("septem montes") in John's time, there must be a reference to that city.

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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