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Rev 17:3b-7 reverse parallelism
1a) Rev 17:3b, I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads + ten horns;
1b) Rev 17:4-6a, The name on her forehead is Mystery Babylon the Great;
1a) Rev 17:4a, The woman was arrayed richly, having in her hand a golden cup;
1b) Rev 17:4b, Full of abominations;
1c) Rev 17:4c, And the filthiness of her fornication;
central axis) Rev 17:5a, On her forehead a name: Mystery, Babylon the Great;
2c) Rev 17:5b, The Mother of Harlots;
2b) Rev 17:5c, And of the Abominations of the Earth;
2a) Rev 17:6a, I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of saints + martyrs of Jesus;
1c) Rev 17:6b, And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement;
2c) Rev 17:7a, But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel?
2b) Rev 17:7b, I will tell you the mystery;
2a) Rev 17:7c, Of the woman + the beast that carries her which has seven heads + ten horns.
Rev 17:8-11 chiastic structure
1a) Rev 17:8, The beast was + is not + will ascend from the abyss + go to perdition;
1a) Rev 17:8a, The beast that you saw was, is not, will ascend out of the bottomless pit + go to perdition;
1b) Rev 17:8b, And those who dwell on the earth;
central axis) Rev 17:8c, Will marvel;
2b) Rev 17:8d, Whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world;
2a) Rev 17:8e, When they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is;
1b) Rev 17:9a, Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains;
central axis) Rev 17:9b, On which the woman sits;
2b) Rev 17:10, There are also seven kings/ Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come;
2a) Rev 17:11, The beast that was + is not, is himself also the 8th, of the seven + going to perdition.
revelation 17, mystery babylon the great
revelation 17, seven heads of the beast
revelation 17, ten horns of the beast
revelation 17, ten horns of the beast, part two
revelation 17, ten horns of the beast, part three
revelation 17, ten horns of the beast, part four
revelation 17, ten horns of the beast, part five
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