1 And came one of the seven messengers of those having the seven bowls, and spoke with me, saying: Come hither, I will show to thee the judgment of the harlot the great, of that sitting on the waters the many;
2 with whom committed fornication the kings of the earth, and were made drunk those inhabiting the earth with the wine of the fornication of her.
3 And he carried away me into a desert in spirit; and I saw a woman sitting on a wild best scarlet, being full of names of blasphemy, having heads seven and horns ten.
4 And the woman was having clothed purple and scarlet, and having been gilded with gold and a stone precious and pearls having golden a cup in the hand of herself being full of abomination, and the uncleannesses of the fornication of herself,
5 and on the forehead of herself a name having been written: Mystery: Babylon the great, the mother of the harlots and of the abominations of the earth.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the holy ones, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. And I wondered, having seen her a wonder great.
7 And said to me the messenger: Why didst thou wonder? I to thee will tell the secret of the woman, and of the wildbeast of that bearing her, of that having the seven heads and the ten horns.
8 The wildbeast which thou sawest, was, and not is, and is about to come up out of the abyss, and into destruction to go; and will wonder those dwelling on the earth, of whom not has been written the names on the scroll of the life from a casting down of a world, beholding the wildbeast because he was, and not is, and will be present.
9 Here the mind the one having wisdom. The seven heads, seven mountains are, where the woman sits on them.
10 And kings seven are; the five fell, the one is, the other not yet is come, and when he may have come, a little him behooves to remain.
11 And the wildbeast, which was, and not is, even he eighth is, and out of the seven is, and into destruction goes.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest, ten kings are, who a kingdom not yet received, but authority as kings one hour they receive with the wildbeast.
13 These one have purpose, and the power and the authority of themselves to the wild best they give.
14 These with the lamb will make war; and the lamb will overcome them, because a Lord of lords he is and a king of kings; and those with him, called ones and chosen ones and faithful ones.
15 And he says to me: The waters which thou sawest, where the harlot sits, peoples and crowds are, and nations and tongues.
16 And the ten horns which thou sawest, and the wildbeast, these will hate the harlot, and having made desolate will make her even naked, and the flesh of her will eat, and her will burn with fir.
17 The for God gave into the hearts of them, to have done the purpose of him, and to have done purpose one, and to give the kingdom of themselves to the wildbeast, till shall be finished the words of the God.
18 And the woman which thou sawest, is the city the great that having kingship over the kings of the earth.