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Revelation 17:12

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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.

Revelation 17:17

Context
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.

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

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

8 tn Or “completed.”



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