Revelation 17:1 And ther came one of the seuen Angels, whyche had the seuen vyalles: and talked wyth me, sayenge vnto me: come, I wyll shewe vnto the, the iudgement of the great whore that sytteth vpon many waters, Revelation 17:2 wyth whome haue commytted fornicacion the kynges of the erthe, and the inhabyters of the erth are droncken wyth the wyne of hir fornicacion.
A woman arrayed in purple and scarlet, with a golden cup in her hand, sitteth upon the beast,
Revelation 17:3 And þe sprete caryed me awaye in to the wyldernes. And I sawe a woman syt vpon a rose colored beast, full of names of blasphemye, whyche had seuen heades and ten hornes. Revelation 17:4 And the woman was arayed in purple and rose coloure, and decked wyth golde, precious stone, and pearles, and had a cup of golde in her hande, full of abhominacions and fylthynes of her fornicacion.
which is great Babylon, the mother of all abominations.
Revelation 17:5 And in her forheade was a name written, a mystery, gret Babylon the mother of whordom and abominacions of the erth. Revelation 17:6 And I sawe the wyfe droncken wyth the bloude of saynctes, and with the bloude of the wytnesses of Iesu. And when I sawe her: I wondred with great meruayle. Revelation 17:7 And the Angell sayde vnto me: wherfore maruaylest thou? I wyll shewe the the mystery of the woman, and of the beast þt beryth her, which hath seuen heades and ten hornes.
The punishment of the whore.
Revelation 17:8 The beast that thon seest, was, and is not, and shall ascende out of the bottomlesse pyt, and shall go into perdicion, & they that dwel on the erth shall wondre (whose names are not written in the boke of lyfe from the begynnynge of the worlde) when they behold the beast that was and is not.
The interpretation of the seven heads,
Revelation 17:9 And here is a mynde that hath wysdome. The seuen heades are seuen mountaynes, on which the woman sytteth, Revelation 17:10 they are also seuen kynges. Fyue are fallen, and one is, and another is not yet come. And when he commeth, he must continew a shorte space. Revelation 17:11 And the beast that was, & is not, is euen þe eyght and is one of the seuen, and shall go into destruccion.
and the ten horns.
Revelation 17:12 And the ten hornes which þu sawest are ten kynges which haue receaued no kingdom as yet, but shall receaue power as kynges at one houre wyth þe beast. Revelation 17:13 These haue one mynde, and shall geue their power and strength vnto the beast.
The victory of the Lamb.
Revelation 17:14 These shall fyght with the lambe, & the lambe shall ouercome them. For he is Lorde of lordes, and kynge of kynges, and they that are on his side, are called, and chosen, and faythfull. Revelation 17:15 And he sayde vnto me: the waters whych thou sawest, where þe whore sitteth, are people, and folke, & nacions, and tonges. Revelation 17:16 And the ten hornes, which thou sawest vpon the beast, are they that shall hate the whore, & shall make her desolate and naked, & shall eate her flesshe, & burne her wyth fyre. Revelation 17:17 For God hath put in theyr hertes to fulfyll his wyll, & to do wyth one consent, for to geue their kyngdome vnto the beast, vntyll the wordes of God be fulfylled. Revelation 17:18 And the woman which thou sawest, is þe great cytye, whiche raygneth ouer the kynges of the erth.