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Ten Whore-hating Horns

Revelation 17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

Well now, those ten horns didn't hate the whore at their beginning, and they still pay her homage today, but they certainly will hate her at the end, according to Revelation 17:16. But, let's start at the beginning of the story.

In chapter 2, Daniel reveals to King Nebuchadnezzar, not only what the the king dreamed, but also the meaning of his dream of the four great kingdoms. Let's look specifically at the forth kingdom, which we know as Rome:

Daniel 2:40-43 The fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron, because iron breaks in pieces and subdues all things; and as iron that crushes all these, shall it[the 4th kingdom] break in pieces and crush. 41 Whereas you saw the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, it[the 4th kingdom] shall be a divided kingdom; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, because you saw the iron mixed with miry clay. 42 As the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the [4th]kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. 43 Whereas you saw the iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men; but they shall not cling to one another, even as iron does not mingle with clay.

Keep in mind that the feet had ten toes as Daniel gives us more detail of the forth kingdom(Rome), from a different perspective, in chapter 7, where the four kingdoms are here-described as " four great beasts came up from the sea"(Dan7:2-3), meaning they came up from a populous area(Rev17:15):

Daniel 7:7-26 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and break in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. 8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things... 20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. 21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; ... 24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. 25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. 26 But the judgment shall sit, and they(see Rev17:16) shall take away his[the little horn's (vs8,20,21,25)] dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.

From History, we learn the fulfillment and why the 3 kingdoms(horns) where plucked before the "little horn":

Revelation speaks of the same ten horns on the Roman creatures:

Revelation 12:3,6,14 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads... 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days... 14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

Revelation 13:1,5-7 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea[interpretation in Rev17:15 ], having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. ... 5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

Revelation 17:3-18 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. ... 7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. ... 12 ¶ And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.[Better translation from YLT: "but authority as kings the same hour do receive with the beast," that is, they reign a length of time contemporaneously with the beast] 13 These[ten kings] have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. ... 16 ¶ And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. 17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. 18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city[the vatican], which reigneth over the kings[nations] of the earth.

Desiring to live by every word that comes from the mouth of Jehovah (Deut8:3; Matt4:4)

-Sid Nash: 06/08/2024. Latest version: http://sidnash.org/docs/10HatingHorns.html