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Revelation 17:12-14

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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. 17:13 These kings 3  have a single intent, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. 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 4  the Lamb are the called, chosen, and faithful.”

Revelation 17:17

Context
17:17 For God has put into their minds 5  to carry out his purpose 6  by making 7  a decision 8  to give their royal power 9  to the beast until the words of God are fulfilled. 10 

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 See BDAG 636 s.v. μετά A.2.a.α.

5 tn Grk “hearts.”

6 tn Or “his intent.”

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

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

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

10 tn Or “completed.”



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