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. 17:13 These kings 3 have a single intent, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.
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 For the translation “ruling authority” for ἐξουσία (exousia) see L&N 37.35.
3 tn The word “kings” is not in the Greek text, but has been supplied to clarify the referent.
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.
8 tn For this translation see BDAG 168 s.v. βασιλεία 1.a, “kingship, royal power, royal rule.”
9 tn Or “completed.”