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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Revelation 17:4


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    King James Bible - Revelation 17:4

    And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

    World English Bible

    The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her
    hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of the sexual immorality of the earth.

    Douay-Rheims - Revelation 17:4

    And the woman was clothed
    round about with purple and scarlet, and gilt with gold, and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand, full of the abomination and filthiness of her fornication.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet-color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden
    cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her lewdness:

    Greek Textus Receptus


    και
    2532 η 3588 γυνη 1135 {1: η 3588 } {2: ην 2258 5713 } περιβεβλημενη 4016 5772 πορφυρα 4209 και 2532 κοκκινω 2847 και 2532 κεχρυσωμενη 5558 5772 χρυσω 5557 και 2532 λιθω 3037 τιμιω 5093 και 2532 μαργαριταις 3135 εχουσα 2192 5723 χρυσουν 5552 ποτηριον 4221 εν 1722 τη 3588 χειρι 5495 αυτης 846 γεμον 1073 5723 βδελυγματων 946 και 2532 ακαθαρτητος 168 πορνειας 4202 αυτης 846

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (4) -
    Re 18:7,12,16

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 17:4

    Y la mujer estaba vestida de prpura y de grana, y dorada con oro, y adornada de piedras preciosas y de perlas, teniendo un cliz de oro en su mano lleno de abominaciones y de la suciedad de su fornicacin;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Revelation 17:4

    Verse 4. And the
    woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication] This strikingly represents the most pompous and costly manner in which the Latin Church has held forth to the nations the rites and ceremonies of its idolatrous and corrupt worship.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 4. And the
    woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour , etc.] Which may be expressive of her grandeur, authority, and power, sitting as a queen, and sovereign in the empire, ruling over kingdoms and nations in it; and also of her bloody disposition to the saints, with whose blood she is afterwards said to be drunk; and decked with gold and precious stones, and pearls ; which may denote her hypocrisy, she being gilded with these things, as the word signifies, when she was inwardly rotten, corrupt, and filthy; and may point out the things by which persons have been enticed into the communion of the church of Rome, and to comply with her idolatrous worship and practices; and may also respect the prodigious riches, which have, by various methods, been brought into the pope's coffers; these, with other things, are reckoned among the merchandise of Babylon, ( Revelation 18:12) and particularly this may have reference to the adorning of their temples, or churches, and the decking of their images, with those things; which gaudy pompous shows strike the minds of carnal men, amuse them, and engage their attention. So Philo the Jew describes an whore as arrayed in purple, and adorned with gold and precious stones; (see Proverbs 7:10). Having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication ; in allusion to Babylon, ( Jeremiah 51:7) and also to harlots, who give philters or love potions to men, to excite lust, and draw their affections to them; and this being a golden cup may design the external lustre and splendour of the worship of the church of Rome, by which many have been drawn into a compliance with it, which is attended with many abominable, filthy, and idolatrous practices: and perhaps some regard may be had to the golden chalice, in which, it is pretended, is the very blood of Christ, which the priests take as such, and worship and adore, and is no other than an abominable and filthy piece of idolatry; and such are the persons that partake of it; like the Pharisees of old, they make clean the outside of the cup and platter; glister, and make a great show of devotion, but within are full of extortion and excess.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-6 -
    Rome clearly appears to be meant in this chapter. Pagan Rome subdue and ruled with military power, not by art and flatteries. She left the nations in general to their ancient usages and worship. But it is wel known that by crafty and politic management, with all kinds of decei of unrighteousness, papal Rome has obtained and kept her rule ove kings and nations. Here were allurements of worldly honour and riches pomp and pride, suited to sensual and worldly minds. Prosperity, pomp and splendour, feed the pride and lusts of the human heart, but are n security against the Divine vengeance. The golden cup represents the allurements, and delusions, by which this mystical Babylon has obtaine and kept her influence, and seduced others to join her abominations She is named, from her infamous practices, a mother of harlots training them up to idolatry and all sorts of wickedness. She fille herself with the blood of the saints and martyrs of Jesus. Sh intoxicated herself with it; and it was so pleasant to her, that sh never was satisfied. We cannot but wonder at the oceans of Christia blood shed by men called Christians; yet when we consider thes prophecies, these awful deeds testify to the truth of the gospel. An let all beware of a splendid, gainful, or fashionable religion. Let u avoid the mysteries of iniquity, and study diligently the great myster of godliness, that we may learn humility and gratitude from the exampl of Christ. The more we seek to resemble him, the less we shall be liable to be deceived by antichrist.


    Greek Textus Receptus


    και
    2532 η 3588 γυνη 1135 {1: η 3588 } {2: ην 2258 5713 } περιβεβλημενη 4016 5772 πορφυρα 4209 και 2532 κοκκινω 2847 και 2532 κεχρυσωμενη 5558 5772 χρυσω 5557 και 2532 λιθω 3037 τιμιω 5093 και 2532 μαργαριταις 3135 εχουσα 2192 5723 χρυσουν 5552 ποτηριον 4221 εν 1722 τη 3588 χειρι 5495 αυτης 846 γεμον 1073 5723 βδελυγματων 946 και 2532 ακαθαρτητος 168 πορνειας 4202 αυτης 846

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    4.
    Purple (porfuroun). See on Luke xvi. 19.

    Decked (kecruswmenh). Lit., gilded.

    Precious stones (liqw timiw)Lit., precious stone.

    Golden cup. Compare Jer. li. 7.

    Abominations (bdelugmatwn). See on Matt. xxiv. 15.



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