Revelation 17:18
New International Version
The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth."

New Living Translation
And this woman you saw in your vision represents the great city that rules over the kings of the world.”

English Standard Version
And the woman that you saw is the great city that has dominion over the kings of the earth.”

Berean Study Bible
And the woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.”

Berean Literal Bible
And the woman whom you saw is the great city, having kingship over the kings of the earth."

New American Standard Bible
"The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth."

King James Bible
And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

Christian Standard Bible
And the woman you saw is the great city that has royal power over the kings of the earth."

Contemporary English Version
The woman you saw is the great city that rules over all kings on earth.

Good News Translation
"The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And the woman you saw is the great city that has an empire over the kings of the earth."

International Standard Version
The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth."

NET Bible
As for the woman you saw, she is the great city that has sovereignty over the kings of the earth."

New Heart English Bible
The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And The Woman which you saw is that Great City, which has rule over the Kings of The Earth.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The woman you saw is the important city which dominates the kings of the earth."

New American Standard 1977
“And the woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the woman which thou hast seen is that great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
And the woman whom you saw is that great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.

American King James Version
And the woman which you saw is that great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.

American Standard Version
And the woman whom thou sawest is the great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the woman which thou sawest, is the great city, which hath kingdom over the kings of the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
And the woman which thou sawest is the great city, which has kingship over the kings of the earth.

English Revised Version
And the woman whom thou sawest is the great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the woman whom thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

Weymouth New Testament
And the woman whom you have seen is the great city which has kingly power over the kings of the earth."

World English Bible
The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth."

Young's Literal Translation
and the woman that thou didst see is the great city that is having reign over the kings of the land.'
Study Bible
The Victory of the Lamb
17For God has put it into their hearts to carry out His purpose by uniting to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. 18And the woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.”
Cross References
Revelation 11:8
Their bodies will lie in the street of the great city--figuratively called Sodom and Egypt--where their Lord was also crucified.

Revelation 16:19
The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. And God remembered Babylon the great and gave her the cup of the wine of the fury of His wrath.

Treasury of Scripture

And the woman which you saw is that great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.

the woman.

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, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

Revelation 18:2
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

Daniel 2:40,41
And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise…

which reigneth.

Revelation 12:4
And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.







Lexicon
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

woman
γυνὴ (gynē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

you saw
εἶδες (eides)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

is
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

great
μεγάλη (megalē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.

city
πόλις (polis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4172: A city, the inhabitants of a city. Probably from the same as polemos, or perhaps from polus; a town.

that
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

rules
βασιλείαν (basileian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 932: From basileus; properly, royalty, i.e. rule, or a realm.

over
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

kings
βασιλέων (basileōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 935: A king, ruler, but in some passages clearly to be translated: emperor. Probably from basis; a sovereign.

of the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

earth.”
γῆς (gēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1093: Contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe.
(18) And the woman which thou sawest . . .--Read, And the woman whom thou sawest is (not "that," but) the great city, which has a kingdom over the kings of the earth. With these words the angel's explanation of "the mystery of the woman" (see Revelation 17:7) ends. The harlot is a city; the Babylon of the past lives again in Rome; the woman is Rome, the goddess of lands and peoples."

"She who was named Eternal, and arrayed

Her warriors but to conquer--she Who veiled

Earth with her haughty shadow and displayed

Until the o'er canopied horizon failed

Her rushing wings--Oh! she who was Almighty hailed."

Verse 18. - And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. A repetition of the assertion made in ver. 5, viz. that the harlot and Babylon are identical (see on ver. 5). Many writers have been led by this verse to believe that Rome, either pagan or papal, is thus pointed out as the antitype of the harlot. That this is one fulfilment of the vision need hardly be doubted. Rome was in St. John's time the foremost embodiment of the hostile forces of the world. But this is not the whole fulfilment, which is in all time (see above, especially on ver. 1 of this chapter).



17:15-18 God so ruled the hearts of these kings, by his power over them, and by his providence, that they did those things, without intending it, which he purposed and foretold. They shall see their folly, and how they have been bewitched and enslaved by the harlot, and be made instruments in her destruction. She was that great city which reigned over the kings of the earth, when John had this vision; and every one knows Rome to be that city. Believers will be received to the glory of the Lord, when wicked men will be destroyed in a most awful manner; their joining together in sin, will be turned to hatred and rage, and they will eagerly assist in tormenting each other. But the Lord's portion is his people; his counsel shall stand, and he will do all his pleasure, to his glory, and the happiness of all his servants.
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