And there came one of the seven angels who had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, “Come hither; I will shew unto you the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters;
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness; and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
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.
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON (BAVEL) THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the holy ones, and with the blood of the martyrs of YHWH; and when I saw her, I wondered with great amazement.
7 And the angel said unto me, “Wherefore didst you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
8 The beast that you sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition; and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
9 And here is the mind who hath wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
10 And there are seven kings: five have fallen, and one is, and the other has not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which you sawest are ten kings, who have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them; for He is Lord of lords (Adonei Adonaiim), and King of kings; and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
15 And he saith unto me, “The waters which you sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
16 And the ten horns which you sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
17 For God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) hath put in their hearts to fulfil His will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of יהוה (YHWH) shall be fulfilled.
18 And the woman which you sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.”