CLV(i) 1 And one from among the seven messengers who have the seven bowls came, and he speaks with me, saying, "Hither! I shall be showing you the sentence of the great prostitute who is sitting on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth commit prostitution, and those dwelling on the earth are made drunk with the wine of her prostitution." 3 And he carries me away, in spirit, into a wilderness. And I perceived a woman sitting on a scarlet wild beast replete with names of blasphemy, and having seven heads and ten horns." 4 And the woman was clothed with purple and scarlet, and gilded with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand, brimming with abominations and the uncleannesses of the prostitution of her and the earth." 5 And on her forehead is written a name: Secret Babylon the Great the mother of the prostitutes and the abominations of the earth. 6 And I perceive the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. And I marvel at perceiving her. The marvel is great!" 7 And the messenger said to me, "Wherefore do you marvel? I shall be declaring to you the secret of the woman and of the wild beast which is bearing her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns." 8 The wild beast which you perceived was, and is not, and is about to be ascending out of the submerged chaos, and to be going away into destruction. And marvel shall those dwelling on the earth, whose names are not written on the scroll of life from the disruption of the world, when they observe the wild beast, seeing that it was, and is not, and will be present." 9 Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains where the woman is sitting on them, 10 And they are seven kings. Five fall, one is, the other came not as yet; and whenever he may be coming, he must remain briefly." 11 And the wild beast which was, and is not, it also is the eighth, and is from among the seven, and is going away into destruction." 12 And the ten horns which you perceived are ten kings who obtained no kingdom as yet, but are obtaining authority as kings one hour with the wild beast." 13 These have one opinion, and they are giving their power and authority to the wild beast." 14 These will be battling with the Lambkin, and the Lambkin will be conquering them, seeing that It is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with It are called and chosen and faithful." 15 And he is saying to me, "These waters which you perceived, where the prostitute is sitting, are peoples and throngs and nations and languages." 16 And the ten horns which you perceived, and the wild beast, these will be hating the prostitute, and they will be making her desolate and naked, and they will be eating her flesh, and they will be burning her up with fire, 17 for God imparts to their hearts to form His opinion, and to form one opinion, and to give their kingdom to the wild beast, until the words of God shall be accomplished." 18 And the woman whom you perceived is the great city which has a kingdom over the kings of the earth."