"And the woman was arrayed in
purple and scarlet, and was adorned with gold and precious stone and pearls and
had in her hand a golden cup that was full of disgusting things and the unclean
things of her fornication. And upon her forehead was written a name, a mystery:
"Babylon the Great, the mother of the harlots
and of the disgusting things of the earth."" (Rev 17:4,5).
"And he says to me: "The waters that you saw, where the
harlot is sitting, mean peoples and crowds and
nations and tongues. And the ten horns that you saw, and the
wild beast, these will hate the harlot and will
make her devastated and naked, and will eat up her fleshy parts
and will completely burn her with fire."" (Rev 17:15,16).