Zion Corrupted, to Be Redeemed

21 How the faithful city has become a (A)harlot,
She who was full of justice!
Righteousness once lodged in her,
But now murderers.

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20 “For long ago [a](A)I broke your yoke
And tore off your bonds;
But you said, ‘I will not serve!’
For on every (B)high hill
And under every green tree
You have lain down as a harlot.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 2:20 Or you

All because of the (A)many harlotries of the harlot,
The charming one, the (B)mistress of sorceries,
Who (C)sells nations by her harlotries
And families by her sorceries.

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and on her forehead a name was written, a (A)mystery, “(B)BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF (C)THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”

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15 And he *said to me, “The (A)waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are (B)peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues. 16 And the (C)ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her (D)desolate and (E)naked, and will (F)eat her flesh and will (G)burn her up with fire. 17 For (H)God has put it in their hearts to execute His [a]purpose [b]by (I)having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the (J)words of God will be fulfilled. 18 The woman whom you saw is (K)the great city, which [c]reigns over the kings of the earth.”

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 17:17 Or mind
  2. Revelation 17:17 Lit even to do one mind and to give
  3. Revelation 17:18 Lit has a kingdom

(A)because His (B)judgments are (C)true and righteous; for He has judged the (D)great harlot who was corrupting the earth with her immorality, and He has (E)avenged the blood of His bond-servants [a]on her.”

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 19:2 Lit from her hand

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