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Revelation 17

Introduction

Overview

Revelation 17:1, A woman arrayed in purple and scarlet, with a golden cup in her hand sits upon the beast; Revelation 17:5, which is great Babylon, the mother of all abominations; Revelation 17:9, The interpretation of the seven heads; Revelation 17:12, and the ten horns; Revelation 17:14, The victory of the Lamb; Revelation 17:16, The punishment of the whore.

Verse 1

one: Revelation 15:1, Revelation 15:6, Revelation 17:1-Esther :, Revelation 21:9

talked: Revelation 4:1, Revelation 21:15, Luke 9:30, Luke 24:32

I will: Revelation 16:19, Revelation 18:16-Psalms :

the great: Revelation 17:4, Revelation 17:5, Revelation 17:15, Revelation 17:16, Revelation 19:2, Isaiah 57:3, Nahum 3:4, Nahum 3:5

that sitteth: Revelation 17:15, Jeremiah 51:13

Reciprocal: Exodus 34:15 - whoring Leviticus 17:7 - gone a whoring Numbers 24:7 - many waters Judges 2:17 - whoring 2 Samuel 22:5 - the floods 2 Chronicles 21:11 - fornication Psalms 73:27 - that go Psalms 106:39 - went Psalms 124:4 - the waters Psalms 137:8 - who art Proverbs 23:28 - increaseth Isaiah 13:1 - of Babylon Isaiah 17:12 - mighty Isaiah 27:1 - in the sea Isaiah 57:5 - Enflaming Jeremiah 47:2 - waters Jeremiah 51:25 - which destroyest Ezekiel 16:25 - and hast made Ezekiel 16:30 - the work Ezekiel 24:8 - I have set Ezekiel 30:19 - General Ezekiel 31:4 - waters Daniel 11:38 - a god Hosea 1:2 - for Hosea 2:5 - their mother Micah 7:10 - she that Nahum 2:8 - like Zechariah 1:9 - the angel Zechariah 5:7 - is Ephesians 4:19 - with Revelation 11:8 - the great Revelation 15:7 - seven Revelation 17:7 - I will Revelation 22:15 - whoremongers

Verse 2

Revelation 17:13, Revelation 17:17, Revelation 14:8, Revelation 18:3, Revelation 18:9, Revelation 18:23, Jeremiah 51:7

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 31:16 - and go a Judges 18:24 - what have Job 21:7 - mighty Job 24:22 - draweth Proverbs 5:3 - the lips Proverbs 23:28 - increaseth Isaiah 23:17 - shall commit Jeremiah 4:30 - in vain Daniel 3:2 - sent Hosea 1:2 - for Nahum 3:19 - upon Habakkuk 2:15 - unto 1 Thessalonians 1:9 - the living Revelation 2:22 - and them Revelation 9:21 - nor of their fornication Revelation 17:16 - the ten Revelation 18:6 - the cup Revelation 19:2 - judged Revelation 20:3 - should deceive

Verse 3

he carried: Revelation 1:10, Revelation 4:2, Revelation 21:10, 1 Kings 18:12, 2 Kings 2:16, Ezekiel 3:12, Ezekiel 8:3, Ezekiel 11:24, Acts 8:39

into: Revelation 12:6, Revelation 12:14, Song of Solomon 8:5

a woman: Revelation 17:4, Revelation 17:6, Revelation 17:18, Revelation 12:3

full: Revelation 13:1-Joshua :, Daniel 7:8, Daniel 7:20, Daniel 7:25, Daniel 11:36, 2 Thessalonians 2:4

having: Revelation 17:9-2 Kings :, Revelation 12:3, Revelation 13:1

Reciprocal: Proverbs 7:10 - the attire Isaiah 47:5 - for Ezekiel 28:2 - I am Daniel 7:24 - the ten Zechariah 6:2 - red Luke 2:27 - by Acts 5:36 - boasting Revelation 6:4 - horse Revelation 19:20 - the beast

Verse 4

arrayed: Revelation 18:7, Revelation 18:12, Revelation 18:16

decked: Gr. gilded, Daniel 11:38

golden: Revelation 14:8, Revelation 18:6, Revelation 19:2, Jeremiah 51:7, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-2 Samuel :

abominations: Deuteronomy 29:17, 1 Kings 14:24, 2 Kings 21:2, Isaiah 66:3, Ezekiel 20:30, Hosea 9:10

filthiness: Ezra 9:11, Lamentations 1:9, Ezekiel 24:11, Ezekiel 24:13, Ezekiel 36:25

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 27:15 - an abomination Joshua 1:14 - the mighty Judges 8:26 - purple 1 Kings 11:7 - abomination 1 Kings 18:4 - cut off the prophets 2 Kings 9:22 - the whoredoms 2 Chronicles 15:8 - abominable idols Job 28:18 - pearls Isaiah 47:12 - General Jeremiah 4:30 - Though Jeremiah 44:4 - this Ezekiel 28:13 - every Daniel 2:32 - head Habakkuk 2:19 - it is Luke 16:19 - clothed 1 Peter 4:3 - and Revelation 12:3 - a great Revelation 17:1 - the great Revelation 17:3 - a woman Revelation 21:21 - the twelve Revelation 21:27 - worketh

Verse 5

upon: Revelation 7:3, Isaiah 3:9, Philippians 3:19

mystery: 2 Thessalonians 2:7, 2 Timothy 3:1-Deuteronomy :

Babylon: Revelation 11:8, Revelation 14:8, Revelation 16:19, Revelation 18:2, Revelation 18:10, Revelation 18:21, Jeremiah 51:47, Jeremiah 51:48

the Mother: Revelation 18:9, Revelation 19:2

harlots: or, fornications

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 7:25 - an abomination Deuteronomy 27:15 - an abomination 1 Kings 11:7 - abomination 2 Kings 9:22 - the whoredoms 1 Chronicles 5:25 - and went 2 Chronicles 15:8 - abominable idols 2 Chronicles 21:11 - compelled Psalms 87:4 - Babylon Psalms 137:8 - happy Song of Solomon 5:7 - they smote Isaiah 24:10 - of confusion Isaiah 41:24 - an abomination Jeremiah 44:4 - this Jeremiah 50:12 - mother Jeremiah 50:14 - for she Jeremiah 50:38 - the land Ezekiel 16:15 - and playedst Ezekiel 16:35 - O harlot Ezekiel 34:4 - but with Daniel 4:30 - great Hosea 1:2 - for Luke 12:45 - to beat Acts 5:36 - boasting Galatians 4:26 - mother 1 Timothy 3:16 - the mystery 1 Peter 4:3 - and 1 Peter 5:13 - at Revelation 9:21 - nor of their fornication Revelation 13:1 - blasphemy Revelation 13:17 - name Revelation 17:1 - the great Revelation 18:23 - for Revelation 21:27 - worketh

Verse 6

drunken: Revelation 13:7, Revelation 13:15, Revelation 16:6, Revelation 18:20-Jeremiah :, Daniel 7:21, Daniel 7:25

the martyrs: Revelation 2:13, Revelation 6:9, Revelation 6:10, Revelation 12:11, Acts 22:20

I wondered: Habakkuk 1:13

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 21:11 - compelled Psalms 44:22 - killed Psalms 72:14 - precious Psalms 79:3 - Their Psalms 94:5 - break Psalms 94:21 - condemn Psalms 137:8 - happy Proverbs 25:26 - General Ecclesiastes 5:8 - marvel Song of Solomon 5:7 - they smote Isaiah 14:4 - How Isaiah 24:10 - of confusion Isaiah 29:9 - and wonder Isaiah 49:26 - drunken Isaiah 51:23 - I will Isaiah 59:7 - and they Jeremiah 20:2 - smote Ezekiel 22:25 - they have devoured Ezekiel 24:6 - Woe Ezekiel 34:4 - but with Daniel 8:24 - shall destroy Daniel 11:33 - yet Hosea 4:2 - toucheth Habakkuk 2:12 - him Habakkuk 2:15 - unto Matthew 2:16 - and slew Matthew 7:15 - are Matthew 14:11 - and given Matthew 20:26 - it Matthew 23:37 - thou Matthew 24:49 - to smite Luke 12:45 - to beat Acts 26:10 - the saints 1 Corinthians 4:9 - and to men 2 Timothy 3:3 - fierce Hebrews 12:4 - General 1 John 3:12 - And Revelation 6:4 - horse Revelation 6:11 - until Revelation 7:14 - came Revelation 11:7 - the beast Revelation 12:17 - to make Revelation 13:3 - all Revelation 13:11 - and he spake Revelation 14:8 - wrath Revelation 17:3 - a woman Revelation 18:24 - in her

Verse 7

I will: Revelation 17:1-Joshua :, Revelation 17:8

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 5:8 - marvel Daniel 7:7 - and it had ten 1 Corinthians 4:9 - and to men 2 Thessalonians 2:7 - the mystery 1 Timothy 3:16 - the mystery 1 John 3:13 - Marvel not Revelation 12:3 - ten Revelation 13:1 - having Revelation 16:6 - they have Revelation 17:9 - The seven

Verse 8

beast that thou: The Roman empire was the beast, or idolatrous persecuting power, when under the Pagan emperors; it ceased to be so when it became Christian; and became so again under the Roman pontiffs, and shall "go into perdition." Revelation 9:2, Revelation 11:7, Revelation 13:1-1 Kings :

go: Revelation 17:11, Revelation 14:8-Proverbs :, Revelation 16:1 - Revelation 18:24, Revelation 19:15-Ecclesiastes :, Revelation 20:10, Daniel 7:11, Daniel 7:26, Daniel 11:45, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-Ruth :

shall wonder: Revelation 13:3, Revelation 13:4

whose: Revelation 13:8, Revelation 20:12, Revelation 20:15

from: Matthew 25:34, John 17:24, Acts 15:18, Ephesians 1:4, Titus 1:2, 1 Peter 1:20

the beast that was: Revelation 13:1-Numbers :, Revelation 13:11, Revelation 13:12

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:32 - blot me Isaiah 4:3 - written Daniel 3:7 - all the people Matthew 13:35 - from Mark 13:22 - if it Ephesians 3:9 - beginning Philippians 4:3 - whose 2 Timothy 1:9 - before 2 Timothy 2:19 - The Lord Hebrews 9:26 - the foundation Hebrews 10:39 - unto 2 Peter 3:7 - and perdition Revelation 3:5 - the book Revelation 9:1 - the bottomless Revelation 17:7 - I will Revelation 20:3 - cast Revelation 20:4 - and which

Verse 9

here: Revelation 13:18, Daniel 12:4, Daniel 12:8-2 Samuel :, Hosea 14:9, Matthew 13:11, Matthew 24:15

The seven: Revelation 17:3, Revelation 17:7, Revelation 17:18, Revelation 13:1

Reciprocal: Acts 28:16 - Rome Revelation 12:3 - seven heads Revelation 16:10 - upon

Verse 10

Reciprocal: Isaiah 23:15 - one king Revelation 12:3 - seven heads Revelation 13:3 - one Revelation 13:12 - causeth Revelation 17:16 - the ten

Verse 11

that was: Revelation 17:8

Reciprocal: 2 Thessalonians 2:3 - the son Hebrews 10:39 - unto 2 Peter 3:7 - and perdition Revelation 13:12 - causeth

Verse 12

the ten: Revelation 12:3, Revelation 13:1, Daniel 2:40-John :, Daniel 7:7, Daniel 7:8, Daniel 7:20, Daniel 7:24, Zechariah 1:18-Ecclesiastes :

Reciprocal: Judges 5:19 - kings Psalms 2:2 - kings Psalms 48:4 - General Psalms 110:5 - strike Ecclesiastes 3:17 - for Isaiah 8:9 - Associate Isaiah 13:3 - mighty ones Isaiah 19:2 - I will Isaiah 33:1 - when thou shalt cease Jeremiah 28:14 - that they Jeremiah 30:14 - lovers Ezekiel 16:25 - and hast made Ezekiel 23:9 - General Daniel 2:41 - the feet Daniel 8:24 - but Daniel 11:31 - arms Obadiah 1:7 - the men of Zechariah 12:3 - though Zechariah 14:13 - a great Mark 14:22 - this Acts 4:26 - kings Acts 5:39 - if Revelation 11:18 - the nations Revelation 13:2 - gave Revelation 17:16 - the ten Revelation 18:9 - the kings Revelation 19:19 - I saw Revelation 19:20 - the beast

Verse 13

one: Philippians 1:27, Philippians 2:2

shall: Revelation 17:17, Isaiah 10:5-Judges :, Ezekiel 38:10, Acts 4:28

Reciprocal: Psalms 83:5 - For Jeremiah 4:30 - in vain Jeremiah 28:14 - that they Lamentations 1:2 - among Ezekiel 16:25 - and hast made Ezekiel 23:9 - General Daniel 3:3 - the princes Daniel 7:24 - the ten Daniel 8:24 - but Daniel 11:44 - east Luke 23:12 - General Acts 19:28 - and cried Revelation 13:3 - all Revelation 17:2 - General Revelation 17:16 - these Revelation 18:9 - the kings

Verse 14

shall make: Revelation 11:7, Revelation 8:6, Revelation 8:7, Revelation 16:14, Revelation 19:15-Ecclesiastes :, Daniel 7:21, Daniel 7:25, Daniel 11:9-2 Kings :, Daniel 11:24, Daniel 11:25, Zechariah 2:8, Matthew 25:40, Acts 9:4, Acts 9:5

the Lamb shall: Revelation 6:12-Esther :, Psalms 2:8, Psalms 2:9, Psalms 21:8-2 Kings :, Psalms 110:5, Jeremiah 50:44, Daniel 2:44, Daniel 7:26, Daniel 7:27, 1 Corinthians 15:24

Lord: Revelation 1:5, Revelation 19:16, Deuteronomy 10:17, Psalms 136:2, Psalms 136:3, Proverbs 8:15, Proverbs 8:16, Daniel 2:47, 1 Timothy 6:15

and they: Revelation 14:1-Numbers :, Revelation 19:14, Psalms 149:5-1 Samuel :, Jeremiah 1:15, Jeremiah 1:19, Micah 5:7-1 Samuel :, John 15:16, Romans 8:30, Romans 8:37, 2 Timothy 2:4, Hebrews 3:1, Hebrews 3:2, 1 Peter 2:9

and faithful: Revelation 2:10

Reciprocal: Judges 7:3 - Whosoever 1 Samuel 14:45 - he hath Ezra 7:12 - Artaxerxes Job 12:19 - General Psalms 2:1 - people Psalms 29:3 - The voice Psalms 72:11 - all kings Psalms 74:23 - tumult Psalms 98:1 - his right Psalms 106:5 - may see Psalms 132:18 - but upon Psalms 137:8 - happy Psalms 149:9 - to execute Isaiah 24:21 - the Lord Isaiah 32:1 - princes Isaiah 40:10 - his arm Isaiah 43:20 - my chosen Isaiah 48:12 - my called Isaiah 59:19 - the enemy Daniel 2:34 - which Daniel 2:37 - a king Daniel 7:14 - that all Daniel 8:11 - the prince Daniel 8:25 - stand Daniel 12:1 - the great Micah 2:13 - their Micah 5:5 - then Zechariah 3:2 - chosen Zechariah 9:13 - bent Zechariah 10:4 - of him came forth Matthew 28:18 - All Luke 23:12 - General John 1:29 - Behold Acts 2:30 - he Acts 2:39 - as many Acts 9:15 - a chosen Acts 10:36 - he is Romans 1:6 - the called Romans 9:11 - but of Romans 10:12 - Lord Romans 13:1 - there Ephesians 1:1 - which Colossians 3:12 - as Colossians 4:1 - ye 1 Thessalonians 5:24 - calleth 1 Timothy 1:17 - the King Revelation 3:12 - overcometh Revelation 5:6 - a Lamb Revelation 6:2 - and he went Revelation 11:15 - The kingdoms Revelation 12:17 - to make Revelation 13:4 - who is able Revelation 13:15 - cause Revelation 14:4 - which follow Revelation 15:3 - saints Revelation 16:16 - he

Verse 15

The waters: Revelation 17:1, Psalms 18:4, Psalms 65:7, Psalms 93:3-Numbers :, Isaiah 8:7, Isaiah 8:8, Jeremiah 51:13, Jeremiah 51:42, Jeremiah 51:55

are: Revelation 10:11, Revelation 11:9, Revelation 13:7, Revelation 13:8

Reciprocal: Numbers 24:7 - many waters 2 Samuel 22:5 - the floods 2 Samuel 22:17 - he drew Psalms 18:16 - many waters Psalms 29:3 - The voice Psalms 46:3 - the waters Psalms 69:1 - the waters Psalms 124:4 - the waters Psalms 144:7 - deliver me Isaiah 17:12 - mighty Isaiah 27:1 - in the sea Isaiah 28:18 - when Isaiah 59:19 - the enemy Jeremiah 47:2 - waters Jeremiah 50:38 - A drought Ezekiel 26:19 - bring Ezekiel 27:26 - great Ezekiel 31:4 - waters Daniel 7:2 - the great Nahum 2:8 - like Revelation 12:15 - cast Revelation 16:12 - and the water Revelation 19:2 - judged

Verse 16

the ten: Revelation 17:2, Revelation 17:10, Revelation 17:12

these: The ten horns, which the angel explained of "ten kings" or kingdoms, and which once exalted and supported her ecclesiastical tyranny, will hate, desolate, strip, and devour her. They will be the principal instruments in the destruction of popery and the ruin of Rome itself. Revelation 17:1, Revelation 17:2, Revelation 17:13, Revelation 16:12, Isaiah 13:17, Isaiah 13:18, Jeremiah 50:41, Jeremiah 50:42

and naked: Revelation 18:16, Revelation 18:17, Ezekiel 16:37-Acts :, Ezekiel 23:45-Ephesians :

eat: Job 31:31, Psalms 27:2, Daniel 7:5

and burn: Revelation 18:8, Revelation 18:16, Leviticus 21:9

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 13:15 - destroying it utterly Joshua 6:24 - burnt Psalms 53:4 - who eat Isaiah 13:9 - cruel Isaiah 14:6 - is persecuted Jeremiah 4:30 - in vain Jeremiah 12:9 - the birds Jeremiah 27:7 - until Jeremiah 50:10 - all that Jeremiah 50:38 - A drought Jeremiah 50:45 - hear Jeremiah 51:11 - the Lord hath Jeremiah 51:42 - General Jeremiah 51:56 - the spoiler Lamentations 1:2 - among Ezekiel 16:25 - and hast made Ezekiel 16:27 - delivered Ezekiel 23:9 - General Ezekiel 23:22 - I will raise Ezekiel 23:26 - strip Ezekiel 31:12 - gone Daniel 7:24 - the ten Hosea 2:3 - I strip Zechariah 14:12 - Their flesh Matthew 12:25 - Every kingdom James 5:3 - and shall Revelation 12:3 - ten Revelation 13:1 - having Revelation 19:2 - judged Revelation 19:21 - and all

Verse 17

God hath: Revelation 17:13, Acts 4:27, Acts 4:28

put: Ezra 7:27, Psalms 105:25, Proverbs 21:1, Jeremiah 32:40, 2 Thessalonians 2:10-2 Kings :, James 1:13-Esther :

to fulfil: Luke 22:3, Luke 22:22, Luke 22:37, John 13:2, John 13:18

until: Revelation 6:11, Revelation 10:7, Revelation 15:1, Proverbs 19:21, Isaiah 45:17, Isaiah 46:10, Isaiah 46:11, Jeremiah 27:6, Jeremiah 27:7, Ezekiel 38:16, Ezekiel 38:17, Daniel 12:7, John 10:35, John 12:39, John 12:40, John 19:24, John 19:28

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 22:22 - Thou shalt Nehemiah 2:12 - my God Isaiah 13:9 - cruel Isaiah 14:6 - is persecuted Isaiah 33:1 - when thou shalt cease Jeremiah 50:45 - hear Jeremiah 51:11 - the Lord hath Daniel 3:3 - the princes Daniel 8:19 - the last Daniel 8:24 - but Daniel 11:14 - exalt Daniel 11:35 - even Daniel 11:36 - for Matthew 1:22 - that Matthew 12:25 - Every kingdom Acts 4:26 - kings Acts 7:23 - it came 2 Corinthians 8:16 - thanks Revelation 13:3 - all Revelation 13:15 - cause Revelation 16:10 - upon Revelation 17:2 - General

Verse 18

the woman: Revelation 16:19, Revelation 18:2, Daniel 2:40, Daniel 2:41, Daniel 7:23, Luke 2:1

which reigneth: The city which, at the time of the vision, "reigned over the kings of the earth," was undoubtedly Rome; and from its foundation, it has, in different ways, accomplished this object to the present time. Revelation 12:4

Reciprocal: Isaiah 47:5 - for Isaiah 51:23 - I will Mark 14:22 - this Acts 28:16 - Rome Colossians 2:22 - after 2 Timothy 3:1 - perilous Revelation 14:8 - Babylon Revelation 17:3 - a woman Revelation 17:9 - The seven Revelation 18:8 - and she

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Revelation 17". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/revelation-17.html.