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Revelation 17:13

17:13 These kings 1  have a single intent, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.

Revelation 17:17

17:17 For God has put into their minds 2  to carry out his purpose 3  by making 4  a decision 5  to give their royal power 6  to the beast until the words of God are fulfilled. 7 

1 tn The word “kings” is not in the Greek text, but has been supplied to clarify the referent.

2 tn Grk “hearts.”

3 tn Or “his intent.”

4 tn The infinitive ποιῆσαι (poihsai) was translated here as giving the logical means by which God’s purpose was carried out.

5 tn On this term BDAG 203 s.v. γνώμη 4 states, “declaration, decision, resolution…of God Rv 17:17.”

6 tn For this translation see BDAG 168 s.v. βασιλεία 1.a, “kingship, royal power, royal rule.

7 tn Or “completed.”

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