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The woman wore purple and scarlet clothing, and she glittered with gold and jewels and pearls. In her hand she held a gold cup full of the vile and impure things that came from her activity as a prostitute. A name—a mystery—was written on her forehead: “Babylon the great, the mother of prostitutes and the vile things of the earth.” I saw that the woman was drunk on the blood of the saints and the blood of Jesus’ witnesses. I was completely stunned when I saw her.

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The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls.(A) She held a golden cup(B) in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries.(C) The name written on her forehead was a mystery:(D)

babylon the great(E)

the mother of prostitutes(F)

and of the abominations of the earth.

I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people,(G) the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.

When I saw her, I was greatly astonished.

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