Book of revelation chapter 17 receive the revelation be prepared current events confirm that we are in the last days. What follows is a visionspecifically meant to be symbolic, and not literal revelation 17. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant john, 2 who testifies to everything he sawthat is, the word of god and the testimony of jesus christ. A broad understanding of prophetic scripture is essential to properly discern what john is seeing in these chapters. The last book of the new testament is also called the prophecy book and the revelation of jesus christ. C atholicism fore views the prophecy, but does not completely fulfill it. Revelation 1 bible commentary matthew henry concise. The apocalypse, or revelation to john, the last book of the bible, is one of the most difficult to understand because it abounds in unfamiliar and extravagant symbolism, which at best appears unusual to the modern reader.
Revelation chapter 15 begins the preparation for the last seven vials. John wrote these words about 20 years after nero died. The written prophecies in the book of revelation are constructed using past types. David guzik commentary on revelation 17 describes the fall of religious. The seven kings of revelation 17 ligonier ministries. In revelation, johns visions reveal that jesus has overcome evil by. Revelation 17 18 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. Revelation 1, english standard version 2016 esv the. Outside of revelation, examples of apocalyptic literature in the bible are daniel chapters 712, isaiah chapters 2427, ezekiel chapters 3741, and zechariah chapters 914. However, a past event is applied differently in written prophecy to how the past event happened.
This figure is another of the commonlyknown symbols of revelation, often referred to as the whore of babylon. Activities of both, christ and satan, are described clearly in the revelation of jesus christ. Revelation 1718 new international version niv babylon, the prostitute on the beast. Revelation chapter 17 explained discover revelation. They read this chapter, and they struggle to understand it, and so they give up. Revelation 17 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. The last days of babylon, chapter 23, the beast and his mark. It was a seat of idolatry and persecution, and is not. I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters. I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters. This book plunges you into a confusing array of dragons and trumpets and vials and seals, with many amazing sights and sounds and visions.
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. Revelation 1 new international version niv biblica. Chapter 17 describes the judgment of god on the religious system that has enslaved the human race in superstitious darkness for centuries. Book of revelation chronological order pursuing intimacy. And the people of the world, whose names have not been written since the beginning of the world in the book of life, will be astonished when they see how the beast was once alive and is alive no longer, and is still to come. It is the final warning that the world will surely end and judgment will be. With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the. Relates to the things which are, that is, the then present state of the church, and contains the epistle of john to the seven churches, and his account of the appearance of the lord jesus, and his direction to the apostle to write what he beheld, ch. The book of revelation often called the revelation to john, apocalypse of john, the revelation from jesus christ from its opening words, the apocalypse, the revelation, or simply revelation is the final book of the new testament, and consequently is also the final book of the christian bible. Revelation 17 the harlot roman catholic church, babylon the. The book s vivid imagery and striking symbolism have produced 4 main interpretive approaches.
The description of the woman and the beast upon which she sits in 17. Throughout history god has poured out his wrath in judgment on early sinners. Hes just a mildmannered christian guy living in exile whenpow. Revelation 1718 niv babylon, the prostitute on the. Revelation chapter 18 explained book of revelation each. George e banar in reply on revelation 17 having been raised in the catholic church and served as an alter boy i can attest to your concerns.
Book of revelation summary the book opens with our narrator, john. A person starting here might well throw the whole bible away in frustration, unable to make head nor tail of it. Watch our overview video on the book of revelation, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Re apocalypse christian bible study resources, dictionary, concordance and search tools. How revelation 17 pictures the roman catholic church.
Book of revelation for dummies cheat sheet dummies. Chapter 17 describes the coming judgment of god on the religious system that. Revelation 17 nkjv the scarlet woman and the scarlet. 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. To jerry and sherry roberts thank you for your faithful friendship and love for our lord and my family. He will be the final world ruler, also known as the little horn in the book of daniel. This name indicates the meaning of revelation it uncovers matters that had been hidden and discloses events that would happen long after it was written. The book of revelation, chapter 17 king james version. While many associate the word apocalypse with great disaster, the book of revelation begins and ends by saying that those who read, understand, and apply its message would be happy for doing so.
All these prophecies come together in the book of revelation. There i saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. Revelation 17 then one of the seven angels who had the. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant john, 2 who testifies to everything he saw.
The book of revelation is the key for a complete understanding of the great controversy between christ and satan as revealed in the scriptures. This is one of the more difficult passages in the book of revelation. It, no doubt, will undergo many changes as we prayerfully reflect and study it in the future. Its meaning is positive, not fearful or terrifying to those who serve god.
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. Revelation 17 the scarlet woman and the scarlet beast 1 then one of. Revelation 18 chapter 17 this chapter contains another representation of those things that had been revealed before concerning the wickedness and ruin of antichrist. The apostle of jesus and the author of the gospel of john and the three letters of nt. In this writers opinion, revelation 17 is the most difficult chapter in the whole of the revelation. Revelation 17, the 17th chapter of the final apocalyptic book in the bible, focuses in on the great prostitute and the beast. How revelation 17 pictures the roman catholic churchdavid cloud, way of life literature, p. Revelation 1, new king james version nkjv the bible app.
Chapter 15 is an introduction to these last seven and final plagues on mankind. Enduring word bible commentary revelation chapter 17. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world. It is a book filled with symbols, figures, and strange imagery. Revelation 17 niv bible one of the seven angels who had. This, in no sense, is my final word on this chapter. The revelation of jesus christ was given to john by god to show his servants what must soon take place. We believe it is inappropriate to base the interpretation of symbols within the book of revelation upon pagan, nonjewish cultural practices. God hits him with a doozy of a revelation hey, thats not a bad idea for a title. Study the bible online using commentary on revelation 2.
Revelation 6 the seals i watched as the lamb bible gateway. Revelation 17 babylon, the prostitute on the beast 1 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. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast. The timing of the events related to them during the tribulation also raises some controversy. 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. The greek name of the bible book of revelation, apoka. My book, the super gospel, a harmony of ancient gospels, is available for purchase below. Animated book of revelation ch 1719 lego revelation. Revelation chapter 17 explained book of revelation each. In revelation chapter 17, john witnessed a woman dressed in a scarlet red and.
The difficulty is mainly in determining the identities of mystery babylon of chapter 17 and babylon the great of chapter 18 and ascertaining the differences between the two identities. This chapter is, on several accounts, very important, and particularly as it appears to explain several of the most remarkable symbols in the book. John is told to write down everything god shows him, and boy is god going to show him some strange things. Revelation 17 is the seventeenth chapter of the book of revelation or the apocalypse of john in the new testament of the christian bible.
There is perhaps no more misunderstood book of the bible than revelation. 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 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. And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, come hither. Revelation 17 kjv and there came one of the seven angels bible.
Revelation 6 new international version niv the seals. 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. In the past type, while the ten tribes ten horns of. It is very significant that the book of revelation is the last book of the bible.
The wrath of god began with the seven seals in chapter 6, and will be finished with the last seven vials. Take a look at the basic structure of the book of revelation. The book of revelation is written by the apostle john after christ appeared to him and gave him a revelation of the things to come in the end times. Revelation 1718 niv babylon, the prostitute on the beast.
Revelation 17 new king james version nkjv the scarlet woman and the scarlet beast. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. The angel explains the mystery of the woman, of the beast, etc. I am the alpha and the omega, the first and the last, and, what you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches. Dec 14, 2016 watch our overview video on the book of revelation, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. The description of the antichrist mentioned in daniel 9. This is supposed to be a reference to the military custom of the greeks, who used to call the people together, when any expedition was designed. It first existed as the league of nations and is now the united nations. 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. Revelation 1 niv bible the revelation from jesus christ. She was clothed with the sun, justified, sanctified, and shining by union with christ, the sun of righteousness. The book of revelation was likely written between a. No book of the bible is more puzzling to the average bible reader than revelation. In the prophecies of daniel the tenhorned wild beast is the fourth gentile empire, or the roman.
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. Yet it has a clear message for all who would devote themselves to its pages. If youre befuddled by the book of revelation in the bible, dont fret. Book of revelation chapter 17 receive the revelationbe prepared current events confirm that we are in the last.
John was the only one of the original apostles not killed for his faith in jesus christ. I encourage you to bring your insights to class to share with others. The book of revelation and covid19 wake up to the truth. For that reason, many wouldbe students have become discouraged in their attempt to discern its message. Revelation 17, new international version niv the bible app.
This book is filled with mysteries about things to come. 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. Revelation 17 niv babylon, the prostitute on the beast bible. Romanism has ridden through church history upon the back of kings, is clothed in gorgeous robes and decked in. The book of revelation unveiled ch 1718 by apocryphile1970. To many people the 17th chapter of revelation is a puzzle.
Revelation 17 niv bible one of the seven angels who. Jun 15, 2015 animated book of revelation ch 1719 lego revelation. Revelation 17 bible commentary matthew henry concise. Book of revelation biblical interpretations, pictures. No other new testament book poses more serious and difficult interpretive challenges than revelation. Book of revelation explained scripture by scripture. Revelation chapter begins with a beast the antichrist, raising up out of the sea, which represents the nations of the world.1509 1152 1341 854 1207 1395 1539 182 1246 579 68 1332 161 987 1402 1574 1179 1470 383 671 1230 385 52 346 1013 1577 316 1630 923 1013 567 1217 579 490 1563 727 418 820 795 1070 173 701 586 515 938 1148 212