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The whore of Babylon symbolizes greed that blinds the soul. The thin eyelid prevents the eye from seeing the world and what is contained therein... The curtain of greed covers the sight of the heart... The darkness of greed and envy obscures the light of the soul, as the cloud prevents the penetration of the sun's rays.[Baha'u'llah Scriptures 50.132]. Verse 17.1's... interpretation has imported John's internal interpretation of v. 17.15's waters as peoples, populations, nations, and language-groups.
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