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Revelation 17:14-16

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17:14 They will make war with the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them, because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those accompanying 1  the Lamb are the called, chosen, and faithful.”

17:15 Then 2  the angel 3  said to me, “The waters you saw (where the prostitute is seated) are peoples, multitudes, 4  nations, and languages. 17:16 The 5  ten horns that you saw, and the beast – these will hate the prostitute and make her desolate and naked. They 6  will consume her flesh and burn her up with fire. 7 

1 tn See BDAG 636 s.v. μετά A.2.a.α.

2 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence within the narrative.

3 tn Grk “he”; the referent (the angel) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

4 tn Grk “and multitudes,” but καί (kai) has not been translated here and before the following term since English normally uses a coordinating conjunction only between the last two elements in a series of three or more.

5 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.

6 tn A new sentence was started here in the translation. Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.

7 tn The final clause could also be turned into an adverbial clause of means: “They will consume her flesh by burning her with fire.”



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