THE SEVEN HEADS AND TEN HORNS APPEAR THREE TIMES IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION: 1) In the 12th chapter, upon the body of the Great Red Dragon; 2) In the 13th chapter, upon the body of the Beast like a leopard, that rises up out of the Sea; and 3) In the 17th chapter, on the body of the Scarlet-coloured Beast, that has a Woman upon its back, called the Beast from the Pit.
In all cases, the seven heads have the same signification.
The following is the text of the passage where the Seven Heads and Ten Horns appear upon the body of the Dragon:—
“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.” Rev. xii: 3.
The following is the text of the passage where these Seven Heads and Ten Horns appear upon the body of the Beast from the Sea:—
“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” Rev. xiii I.:
In the 17th chapter of Revelation, where the Seven Heads and Ten Horns appear upon the body of the Beast from the Pit, they are elaborately described by the angel to John. The following is the text of the passage:—
“So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon scarlet-coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abomination and filthiness of her fornication: and upon her forehead was a name written, mystery, Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth.