The Book of Revelation
Chapter 17
The Judgment of Babylon


It was the translators who divided John's account of Babylon into three different Chapters. John wrote one continuous, unbroken description of God's judgment on Babylon. His written account consist of Chapter 17, Chapter 18, and Chapter 19:1-3, which are all included on this page.


Revelation 16:19 "And the great City [Jerusalem] was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath."


The Judgment of Babylon

1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sits upon many waters:


Verse 15 And he said unto me, The "waters" which you saw, where the whore sits, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.


2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.


The picture of the woman as evil signifies spiritual adultery, portraying those who outwardly and religiously seem to be joined to the true God but who are untrue to this relationship.


3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.


4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:


5 And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.


6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the Saints, and with the blood of the Martyrs of Jesus
: and when I saw her, I wondered with great [astonishment] admiration.


The woman is pictured not only as the source of all evil in apostate Christendom but also as the one who is actively engaged in the persecution of the true saints. Her wickedness in this regard is demonstrated by the description that she is drunken with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. 

7 And the Angel said unto me, Wherefore [why] did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carried her, which has the seven heads and ten horns.


Revelation 12:3 "And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon [Satan], having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads."


8 The beast that you saw was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.


Revelation 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
(as mentioned in Chapter 13...)
This might mean the apparent death of the Antichrist himself and the healing of the "wound" with his apparent resurrection. “The World wondered after the beast”, reveals that people will be astounded when the Antichrist rises from the dead or simply appears to. His charisma, brilliance, and fascinating but deluding powers will cause the people in the world, who do not believe in God, to follow him unquestioningly.


9 And here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits.


There are a maximum of Seven Continents - Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America. But then also, the city of Rome is known throughout the world as a city built on seven hills or mountains. John notes that the wise “mind”, will make the proper identification.


10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he comes, he must continue a short space.


11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition [everlasting punishment].


12 And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast [Antichrist].


Daniel 7:24  "And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings."


Revelation 13:1  "And I stood upon the sand of the sea [people], and saw a beast [Antichrist] rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy."


13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast [Antichrist].


14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with Him are Called, and Chosen, and Faithful.


Revelation 19:16 "He has on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, King Of kings, And Lord Of lords."
Matthew 22:14 "For many are Called, but few are Chosen.”


15And he said unto me, The waters which you saw, where the whore sits, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.


16 And the ten horns which you saw upon the beast [Antichrist], these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.


Verse 8 "Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judges her."


17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill His will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast [Antichrist], until the words of God shall be fulfilled.


18 And the woman which you saw is that great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.



Chapter 18

Modern Day Babylon "America" has Fallen

Warning to Escape Babylon’s Judgment


This destruction takes place near the end of the Great Tribulation.


Lament Over Fallen Babylon "America"

1 And after these things I saw another Angel come down from Heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.


2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.


Also seen in:

Revelation 14:8  "And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen ..."

Jeremiah 50:15  "Her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down ..."

Jeremiah51:8  "Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain ..."

Revelation16:19  "And the great City [Jerusalem] was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath."


3For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.


Jeremiah 51:7  "Babylon [America] hath been a golden cup in the Lord's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad."


Warning to Escape Babylon’s Judgment

4 And I heard another voice from Heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.


Jeremiah 51:45  "My people, go you out of the midst of her, and deliver you every man his soul from the fierce anger of the Lord."


5 For her sins have reached unto Heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.


6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.


7 How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she said in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.


8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly  burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judges her.


Revelation 17:16  "And the ten horns which you saw upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire."

Isaiah 47:8-9  “Therefore hear now this, you [America] that are given to pleasures, that dwells carelessly, that says in your heart, I am, and [there is] none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children: But these two things shall come to you in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood.”
Zephaniah 2:15  “This is the rejoicing city [America] that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desolation.”


Weep Over Babylon’s Fall

9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,


10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.


11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buys their merchandise any more:


12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,


13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.


14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.


15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,


16 And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!


17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought [has been destroyed]. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,


America is a coastal nation filled with warm water seaports.
Jeremiah 51:13 "O thou that dwells upon many waters, abundant in treasures, your end is come, and the measure of your covetousness."


18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!


19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.


20 Rejoice over her, thou Heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.


21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.


Jeremiah 51:25 "Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, says the Lord, which destroys all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain."

Jeremiah 51:42 "The sea is come up upon Babylon/America: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof."

Jeremiah 51:63-64 "And it shall be, when you have made an end of reading this book, that you shall bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of Euphrates: And you shall say, Thus shall Babylon/America sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary."


22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;


23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.


24 And in her
was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.


America has murdered millions of babies with abortions. Thousands of these babies would have been God’s Saints and prophets and they would have done mighty works for God during their lifetime. Our government has also paid for abortions for women around the world!


Chapter 19
The Finality of Babylon’s Doom


1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in Heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, unto the Lord our God:


2 For true and righteous are His judgments: for He hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of His servants at her hand.


3 And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.

Please read "Understanding the Book of Revelationbefore reading this Chapter. Notes of Clarification are written in this Font Color.

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