The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet,
and was glittering with gold,
precious stones and pearls.
She held a golden cup in her hand,
filled with abominable things
and the filth of her adulteries.
This title was written on her forehead:
BABYLON THE GREAT
THE MOTHER OF WHORES
AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH
I saw that the woman was drunk
with the blood of the saints,
the blood of those
who bore testimony to Jesus.
~ Revelation 17