Micah 3-7 English Standard Version (ESV)
Rulers and Prophets Denounced
3 And I said:
4 Then they will cry to the Lord,
5 Thus says the Lord concerning the prophets
9 Hear this, you heads of the house of Jacob
The Mountain of the Lord
4 It shall come to pass in the latter days
The Lord Shall Rescue Zion
6 In that day, declares the Lord,
8 And you, O tower of the flock,
9 Now why do you cry aloud?
11 Now many nations
The Ruler to Be Born in Bethlehem
5 [e] Now muster your troops, O daughter[f] of troops;
When the Assyrian comes into our land
A Remnant Shall Be Delivered
7 Then the remnant of Jacob shall be
10 And in that day, declares the Lord,
The Indictment of the Lord
6 Hear what the Lord says:
3 “O my people, what have I done to you?
What Does the Lord Require?
6 “With what shall I come before the Lord,
Destruction of the Wicked
9 The voice of the Lord cries to the city—
Wait for the God of Salvation
7 Woe is me! For I have become
8 Rejoice not over me, O my enemy;
11 A day for the building of your walls!
14 Shepherd your people with your staff,
God's Steadfast Love and Compassion
18 Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity
Revelation 17 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Great Prostitute and the Beast
17 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.” 3 And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. 5 And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth's abominations.” 6 And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.[a]
When I saw her, I marveled greatly. 7 But the angel said to me, “Why do you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns that carries her. 8 The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit[b] and go to destruction. And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come. 9 This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated; 10 they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he does come he must remain only a little while. 11 As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth but it belongs to the seven, and it goes to destruction. 12 And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast. 13 These are of one mind, and they hand over their power and authority to the beast. 14 They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”
15 And the angel[c] said to me, “The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages. 16 And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the prostitute. They will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire, 17 for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and handing over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. 18 And the woman that you saw is the great city that has dominion over the kings of the earth.”
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