(2) The Interpretation of
the Woman and the Beast
7 And the angel said to me, Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast who bears her, who has the seven heads and the ten horns.
8 The 1beast that you saw was and is not and is about to acome up out of the babyss and 2go into cperdition. And those who ddwell on the earth, those whose name is not ewritten from the foundation of the world in the 3fbook of life, will gmarvel when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will be present.
9 Here is the mind which has awisdom. The bseven heads are the 1seven mountains where the woman sits
10 And are 1seven kings: five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain only a short time.
11 And the beast who was and is not, he himself is 1also the eighth and is out of the seven and goes into perdition.
12 And the aten horns which you saw are 1ten kings, who have not yet received a bkingdom but receive authority as kings for cone hour with the beast.
13 These have one 1amind, and they give their power and authority to the beast.
14 These will make 1awar with the bLamb, and the Lamb will covercome them, for He is dLord of lords and King of kings; and they who are ewith Him, the called and 2fchosen and gfaithful, will also overcome them.
15 And he said to me, The 1awaters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are bpeoples and multitudes and nations and tongues.