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Revelation 17:16-17

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17:16 The 1  ten horns that you saw, and the beast – these will hate the prostitute and make her desolate and naked. They 2  will consume her flesh and burn her up with fire. 3  17:17 For God has put into their minds 4  to carry out his purpose 5  by making 6  a decision 7  to give their royal power 8  to the beast until the words of God are fulfilled. 9 

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

2 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.

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

4 tn Grk “hearts.”

5 tn Or “his intent.”

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

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

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

9 tn Or “completed.”



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