17:13 These kings 1 have a single intent, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.
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.
6 tn For this translation see BDAG 168 s.v. βασιλεία 1.a, “kingship, royal power, royal rule.”
7 tn Or “completed.”