17:12 The 1 ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but will receive ruling authority 2 as kings with the beast for one hour.
17:17 For God has put into their minds 3 to carry out his purpose 4 by making 5 a decision 6 to give their royal power 7 to the beast until the words of God are fulfilled. 8
1 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.
2 tn For the translation “ruling authority” for ἐξουσία (exousia) see L&N 37.35.
3 tn Grk “hearts.”
4 tn Or “his intent.”
5 tn The infinitive ποιῆσαι (poihsai) was translated here as giving the logical means by which God’s purpose was carried out.
7 tn For this translation see BDAG 168 s.v. βασιλεία 1.a, “kingship, royal power, royal rule.”
8 tn Or “completed.”