Revelation 17:1
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English Standard Version
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters,

King James Bible
And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

American Standard Version
And there came one of the seven angels that had the seven bowls, and spake with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the judgment of the great harlot that sitteth upon many waters;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there came one of the seven angels, who had the seven vials, and spoke with me, saying: Come, I will shew thee the condemnation of the great harlot, who sitteth upon many waters,

English Revised Version
And there came one of the seven angels that had the seven bowls, and spake with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the judgment of the great harlot that sitteth upon many waters;

Webster's Bible Translation
And there came one of the seven angels who had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying to me, Come hither; I will show to thee the judgment of the great harlot that sitteth upon many waters;

Weymouth New Testament
Then one of the seven angels who were carrying the seven bowls came and spoke to me. "Come with me," he said, "and I will show you the doom of the great Harlot who sits upon many waters.

Revelation 17:1 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Sitteth upon many waters

Said of Babylon, Jeremiah 51:13; the wealth of Babylon being caused both by the Euphrates and by a vast system of canals. The symbol is interpreted by some commentators as signifying Babylon, by others pagan Rome, Papal Rome, Jerusalem. Dante alludes to this passage in his address to the shade of Pope Nicholas III., in the Bolgia of the Simonists.

"The Evangelist you pastors had in mind,

When she who sitteth upon many waters

To fornicate with kings by him was seen.

The same who with the seven heads was born,

And power and strength from the ten horns received,

So long as virtue to her spouse was pleasing."

"Inferno," xix., 106-110.

Revelation 17:1 Parallel Commentaries

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Revelation 15:1,6 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues...

Revelation 17:1-17 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying to me, Come here...

Revelation 21:9 And there came to me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying...

talked.

Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven...

Revelation 21:15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

Luke 9:30 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:

Luke 24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way...

I will.

Revelation 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God...

Revelation 18:16-19 And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold...

the great.

Revelation 17:4,5,15,16 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls...

Revelation 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication...

Isaiah 57:3 But draw near here, you sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.

Nahum 3:4,5 Because of the multitude of the prostitutions of the well favored harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts...

that sitteth.

Revelation 17:15 And he said to me, The waters which you saw, where the whore sits, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

Jeremiah 51:13 O you that dwell on many waters, abundant in treasures, your end is come, and the measure of your covetousness.

Cross References
Isaiah 1:21
How the faithful city has become a whore, she who was full of justice! Righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers.

Jeremiah 2:20
"For long ago I broke your yoke and burst your bonds; but you said, 'I will not serve.' Yes, on every high hill and under every green tree you bowed down like a whore.

Jeremiah 51:13
O you who dwell by many waters, rich in treasures, your end has come; the thread of your life is cut.

Ezekiel 31:4
The waters nourished it; the deep made it grow tall, making its rivers flow around the place of its planting, sending forth its streams to all the trees of the field.

Nahum 3:4
And all for the countless whorings of the prostitute, graceful and of deadly charms, who betrays nations with her whorings, and peoples with her charms.

Revelation 1:1
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Revelation 15:1
Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished.

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