Revelation 17:9
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English Standard Version
This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated;

King James Bible
And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

American Standard Version
Here is the mind that hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And here is the understanding that hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, upon which the woman sitteth, and they are seven kings:

English Revised Version
Here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth:

Webster's Bible Translation
And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

Weymouth New Testament
Here is scope for the exercise of a mind that has wisdom! The seven heads are the seven hills on which the woman sits.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Here is (ὧδε)

Bespeaking attention and spiritual discernment for that which follows. See on Revelation 13:18.

The mind (ὁ νοῦς)

I. Νοῦς is the organ of mental perception and apprehension - of conscious life, the mind, comprising the faculties of perceiving and understanding, of feeling, judging, determining.

(a) The intellectual faculty or understanding (Luke 24:45). So here, according to some.

(b) The reason, regarded as the faculty of perceiving divine things: of recognizing goodness and hating evil (Romans 1:28; Romans 7:23; Ephesians 4:17).

(c) The power of calm and impartial judgment (2 Thessalonians 2:2).

II. Νοῦς is a particular mode of thinking and judging: moral consciousness as a habit of mind or opinion. Hence thoughts, feelings, purposes (Romans 14:5; 1 Corinthians 1:10). Some render here meaning.

Seven mountains

Many interpreters regard this as conclusively defining the reference of the woman to Rome, which was built upon seven hills. Others deny the local reference, and understand the principle of worldly greatness and ambition. Others again claim that many cities besides Rome can boast of their seven hills, as Constantinople, Brussels, and especially Jerusalem.

Upon them

Redundant, the idea being already expressed by where. A Hebraism.

Revelation 17:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

here.

Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man...

Daniel 12:4,8-10 But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro...

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right...

Matthew 13:11 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Matthew 24:15 When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads...

The seven.

Revelation 17:3,7,18 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit on a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy...

Revelation 13:1 And I stood on the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns...

Cross References
Revelation 13:18
This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.

Revelation 17:3
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.

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