Revelation 17 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement. So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness It was the Holy Spirit Who carried John while the angel accompanied him.
Rev. In the previous vial judgments, the Beast world system is destroyed. This striking image causes John to respond in shock and amazement (Revelation 17:3–6). When people read this verse, their thoughts immediately turn to the Roman Universal Church of the Dark Ages. As explained later, this woman seems to represent an ungodly religious view, either something new or a corruption of the truth, which spreads worldwide at the time of the tribulation. No repentance is invited or shown. Revelation 17 explained Similar to chapter 12, which provides a concise history of Satan’s efforts to destroy Christ and God’s people, including the true Church of God, Revelation 17 documents the work of a powerful, false religious system that has long deceived and ruled over numerous nations and peoples. by Don Koenig . Revelation 17:6. In the same way that John was transported to heaven to see the vision of the throne (Rev. Revelation commentary: chapter 17 - Mystery Babylon explained. Indeed, that organization's record is a sorry one, but Israel's record against the people of God is not any better.. Jesus cries in Luke 13:34, "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! 4:2 +), so now he is transported to the wilderness, the vantage point for viewing the Harlot.See commentary on Revelation 4:2.
Revelation 17:6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. 13) is now explained, so that we now learn the true source of their authority. Study Revelation 17 using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Revelation chapter 16 describe the final seven Vials of the wrath of God, representing the climax of God's punishment of sinners during the Tribulation period. The judgments are somewhat parallel both to the 10 plaques on Egypt and to the trumpets of chapters 8 and 9. The angel tells John that it was God who put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to give the beast their power to rule, until God's words are fulfilled (v. 17).