The author of revelation describes two beasts in chapter, and then goes on to describe one of the first beasts heads as a beast in chapter 17, so there are really three answers to your question. Revelation 17, new king james version nkjv the bible app. He obviously assumes that johns statement means the beast will go to his own personal destruction, as he stated, even unbelievers will be astonished at the fall of the beast. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because it once was, now is not, and yet will come. It has seven heads, also signifying its authority and power. I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters. A man reading the book of revelation envisions a wild beast and the horsemen of the. After these things there is great joy in heaven in. Pursuing intimacy with god bible studies on intimacy with god, prayer, worship, gods voice, gods call, religion vs relationship, faith.
Jan 12, 2019 a mighty angel with a little book chapter 10gods 2 witnesses and the passing of the second woe chapter 11satan is cast out of heaven and his attempts to destroy israel chapter 12the antichrist, his false prophet and the image of the beast chapter. You need to know what the bible says about this vital prophetic topic. Many scholars do realize, however, that the beast of revelation 17 is the roman empire and its revivals in various forms. Revelation 1718 niv babylon, the prostitute on the. Revelation 17 nkjv the scarlet woman and the scarlet beast. Chapter 17 this chapter contains another representation of those things that had been revealed before concerning the wickedness and ruin of antichrist. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness. Together they form babylon the great, which has opposed god from the beginning. Again we say that the forms change but the substance stays the same. Chapter 17 of the book of revelation the great prostitute and the beast.
This chapter gives extensive additional information about the meaning of the seven heads and ten horns. In revelation 17, god makes it even clearer regarding the dragon of chapter 12 and the first beast of chapter. The final world kingdom ruled by the antichrist, is the eighth king or kingdom. Chapter 17 describes the coming judgment of god on the religious system. The beast has ten horns and seven heads with ten diadems on its horns. The book of revelation chapter part 1 the beast of. And then revelation warns us in chapter 17 and 18 about the dangers of unbridled materialism and throwing your lot in with the world, loving the things of the world rather than the things of god. Ranko stefanovic, phd, is professor of new testament studies, andrews university seventhday adventist theological seminary, berrien springs, michigan, united states. Revelation 17 then one of the seven angels who had the. Revelation chapter 17 explained book of revelation each. Welcome to this series on the book of revelation where ill be breaking down each chapter, verse by verse, to help you understand gods. The beast john describes the weird beast with seven heads and ten horns carrying this woman. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world shall be amazed when they see the beast. The dragon is depicted in revelation 12 as being the power that satan works through the political powers of the earth.
The beast that existed then, when john wrote, was to receive a deadly wound, and to appear again in a new form. It will be sent to you absolutely free upon your request. Revelation 179, 10 mountains and beasts are used in the bible as. And concerning the 10 horns, revelation 17 explains. Enduring word bible commentary revelation chapter 17. What is the scarletcolored beast of revelation chapter 17. John is told that these baddies have been busy convincing the people of earth to worship them instead of god. This beast is symbolic of the roman empire or the common market nations. The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the abyss and go to his destruction.
Similar to chapter 12, which provides a concise history of satans efforts to destroy christ and gods people, including the true church of god, revelation 17 documents the work of a powerful, false religious system that has long deceived and ruled over numerous nations and peoples. The scarletcolored beast, described in revelation chapter 17, is a symbol of the organization whose purpose is to unite and represent the nations of the world. Revelation 17, new international version niv the bible app. Scripture shows that this harlot is very powerful, sitting astride a system encompassing many nations and peoples.
Book of revelation is actually a christian prophecy book filled with old testamentstyle language and imagery narrating events and descriptions like the mark of the beast, the battle of armageddon, the binding of devil, the rule of the lord, the great white throne of judgment and the finally the nature of the eternal city of god. Revelation 17 niv bible one of the seven angels who had. The book of revelation, chapter 17 the doom of babylon. Chapter 17 describes the judgment of god on the religious system that has enslaved the human race in superstitious darkness for centuries. The bible associates this endtimes ruler with a terrible beast in revelation and in daniel. What is meant by the beast of the book of revelation. Jul, 2017 have you ever tried to read the book of revelation. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. The beast itself is the final form of world power, who will be destroyed by christs second coming. During the future tribulation period, the world will be ruled by a godless man presiding over an evil governmental system. The book of revelation and covid19 wake up to the truth. The lamb represents jesus, the lamb of god, who was slain for our sins. Revelation 17, the 17th chapter of the final apocalyptic book in the bible, focuses in on the great prostitute and the beast. When it says until the words of god shall be fulfilled it means that these ten kings will be involved right up until the end, right up until the coming of christ.
Mysterious woman upon a beast in book of revelation chapter 17. These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. The description of the woman and the beast upon which she sits in 17. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not, and yet will come. In revelation john sees a nightmarish vision of a dragon and two beasts. The beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them. Book of revelation a verse by verse audio study chapter 17 pt 2 the mystery woman on the beast explained. Book of revelation chapter 17 pt 2 the mystery woman on. Commentary for revelation 17 one of the angels who had the vials, explains the meaning of the former vision of the antichristian beast that was to reign 1260 years, and then to be destroyed. Now i believe that chapter 17 of revelation very graphically depicts characteristics that we can see today in roman catholicism. The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. Here, the seven heads and ten horns belong to a scarlet beast.
Babylon the great, the worlds collective body of false religions, sits on the scarletcolored beast, showing that the beast is influenced by religious groups. David guzik commentary on revelation 17 describes the fall of religious. For a fascinating and thorough explanation of the identity of this beast of revelation 17, please write for a copy of our booklet entitled the beast of revelation. Revelation 17 new revised standard version catholic edition nrsvce the great whore and the beast. This interpretation is based upon the angels explanation of the beast in revelation 17. Revelation 17 commentary the bible study new testament. Revelation chapter 17 explained discover revelation. Like the beast, she is only one thing in the judgment but morally she is more important than all the rest. Revelation 17 nrsvce the great whore and the beast. A beast with two horns like the lamb, but speaks like the dragon revelation. It first existed as the league of nations and is now the united nations. The beast mentioned here is the first of 36 references to one called the beast that will occur from this point on in the book of revelation.
This antichrist had been before represented as a beast, and is now described as a great whore. Donate contact us apps holy bible xml files sign in sign up settings. Revelation 17 nrsvce the great whore and the beast then. The beast of rev 17 is satan working through political powers. Explanation of revelation chapter 17, the woman who rides the beast is the religious system.
A lot of people start reading the bible and skip to the end to find out what happens. Apr 18, 2019 revelation 17 describes the harlot sitting on the 7headed beast the religious power united to the political power. Revelation 17 is the destruction of the religious babylon that takes place about the center of the seven years after the antichrist declares himself to be god and no longer needs the one world religion. The beast in revelation has extraordinary power, for it has ten horns, with ten diadems rev. Revelation 17 holy bible english nirv version 1996. Revelation 17 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. The seven kings of revelation 17 ligonier ministries.
A giant red dragon, a beast with seven heads, and another beast who also happens to love the number 666. Revelation chapter 17 in the bible king james version. The scarletcolored beast, described in revelation chapter 17, is a symbol of the. Both chapter 17 and the following chapter describe the destruction of babylon the great 17. The temple, the two witnesses, and the seventh trumpet. This woman is obviously a figurativesymbolic figure, as the bible says she sits on many waters, and the kings of the earth committed sexual immorality with her. Since chapter describes and develops the beast and his politicalreligious system in detail. This harlot will ride the beast of revelation, and will martyr millions of people. Book of revelation explained revelation 17 look at the book pastor john christian videos beast prayers faith god this next series on our look at the book of revelation is going to be one of the more important ones, since god takes two chapters to deal with this harlot religious system that works along side the antichrist for a time. Revelation 17 18 new international version niv babylon, the prostitute on the beast. Then revelation reminds us there is a final judgment. Book of revelation chronological order pursuing intimacy.
Rex sexton grew up in illinois and graduated from ambassador college in big sandy, tx in 1976. This is the judas factor that afflicts those who do not understand the scriptures or the prophecy of the eighth beast of rev. The beast described here is probably the fourth beast seen by daniel dan. Revelation 17 new king james version nkjv the scarlet woman and the scarlet beast. The beast seems to revive after every defeat revelation 17. The identification of the seven heads as rome shows that the beast will have his. Revelation 17 holy bible english nirv version 1996 home. Here now in chapter 17 we have a picture of a woman riding a scarlet coloured beast with seven heads and ten horns. The seven heads of the beast in revelation 17 join the author in a closer look at revelation 17 in an effort to discover the meaning that god intended for this enigmatic passage. Millions of bible students read revelation 17 but do not understand the identity of the harlot it describes.
This chapter contains another representation of those things that had been revealed before concerning the wickedness and ruin of antichrist. In chapter 18 we will read about the destruction of the commercial, political babylon when it takes place at the end of the great tribulation. While the first beast of revelation appears to be a human individual, the details of the beast in revelation 17 are not so clear. They also like to kill christians and just generally be evil. Revelation 17 bible commentary john darbys synopsis. Who is this mysterious woman upon a beast in chapter 17 of the book of revelation.
Have you ever tried to read the book of revelation. Revelation 1718 new international version niv babylon, the prostitute on the beast 17 one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, come, i will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. If you want to do an indepth study of that, dave hunt has a good book a woman rides the beast, and he goes into great detail on these chapters in particular. I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.
Revelation 17 niv babylon, the prostitute on the beast bible. As john marvels at the vision, an angel says, i will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns that carries her v. John saw a vision of a woman sitting on a scarlet beast with seven heads and ten horns. In the previous vial judgments, the beast world system is destroyed. In context, we should notice that chapter 17 follows the same structure and pattern of the symbolism of both the prophecy of daniel 7 and several of the surrounding chapters of revelation namely, various beasts and the adulterous woman in revelation chapters 9,11,12,16, 17,18. The dragon takes his stand on the sand of the sea 12. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast. The beast does not do this, but rather it, being given power by the dragon, rules over the kings of the earth, seeing that it is also one of the dragons horns itself. More to it than meets the eye, than a mere coincidence.504 379 65 183 1545 457 586 1578 799 945 1376 1482 899 241 221 1271 920 1217 343 1304 1431 196 991 1013 83 1125 1599 950 101 500 1163 1299 827 1313 740 68 14 117 1090 738 363 610 429 462 433 1118 1400