Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seuen angelles, which had þe seuen vialls, and talked with me, saiynge vnto me, come I wil shew the, the iudgement of the great whore that sytteth vpon manye waters, Revelation 17:2 wt whom haue committed fornicacion the kinges of the earth so that the inhabiters of þe earth, are drounken wyth the wyne of her fornicacion.
A woman arrayed in purple and scarlet, with a golden cup in her hand, sitteth upon the beast,
Revelation 17:3 And he caryed me awaye into the wildernes in the spirite. And I saw a woman sit vpon a rose colored beaste ful of names of blasphemye, which had .x. hornes. Revelation 17:4 And the woman was arayed in purple & rose coloure, and decked wyth golde, precious stones and pearles, and had a cuppe of golde in her hand full of al abominacions and fylthines of her fornicacion.
which is great Babylon, the mother of all abominations.
Revelation 17:5 And in her forhead was a name wrytten, a mystery, great Babylon the mother of whoredome and abominacions of the earth. Revelation 17:6 And I saw the wyfe drounken with the bloude of Saynctes, and with the bloud of the wytnesses of Iesu. And when I saw her, I wondred wyth great maruayle. Revelation 17:7 And the angel said vnto me, wherfore maruailest thou? I wil shewe the þe mistery of the woman, & of the beast þt beareth her, whyche had seuen heades & .x. hornes.
The punishment of the whore.
Revelation 17:8 The beaste that thou seest, was, & is not, & shal ascende out of the bottomlesse pyt, & shal go into perdition, and they that dwel on the earth, shal wondre (whose names are not wrytten in the boke of lyfe from the beginninge of the worlde) when they beholde the beaste that was, and is not.
The interpretation of the seven heads,
Revelation 17:9 And here is a minde that hath wysdome. The seuen heades are seuen mountaines, on which the woman sytteth, Revelation 17:10 they are also .vij. kynges. Fyue are fallen, and one is, and another is not yet come. When he commeth he muste continue a space. Revelation 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, is euen the eyghte, and is one of the seuen, and shall go into destruccion.
and the ten horns.
Revelation 17:12 And the .x. hornes, which thou seest, are .x. kinges, which haue receiued no kingdom, but shal receiue power as kynges at one hour with þe beast. Revelation 17:13 These haue one minde, & shal geue their power & strength vnto þe beast.
The victory of the Lamb.
Revelation 17:14 These shal fyght wt the lamb, & the lamb shal ouercome them. For he is Lorde of Lordes, & kinge of kinges, & they that are on his syde, are called the chosen and faithful. Revelation 17:15 And he sayde vnto me, the waters whyche thou saweste, where the whore sitteth are people, and folke, and nacions & tounges. Revelation 17:16 And þe ten hornes, which thou sawest vpon the beast, are they that shal hate the whore, & shal make her desolate and naked, and shal eate her flesh and burne her wyth fyre. Revelation 17:17 For God hath put in their hertes to fulfil his wil, & to do wt one consent, for to geue her kingdom to the beast, vntil the wordes of God be fulfilled. Revelation 17:18 And the woman, which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth ouer the kinges of the earth.