JOHN THE DIVINE*
Revelation 18 ©
1 An angel comes down from heaven. 2 Which again declares the fall of Babylon, because of her whoredom and voluptuousness. 4 For which cause God’s people are exhorted to depart out of her. 6 And commanded to reward her double. 7 And though she does boast that she shall be no widow, yet her plagues shall come upon her all at once. 9 The kings of the earth mourn her fall. 11 Also the merchants who had invested in her all manner of precious wares. 17 Likewise the shipmasters and seamen. 20 But on the contrary, the heaven with the holy apostles and prophets are exhorted to rejoice. 21 A mighty angel casts a very great stone into the sea, to represent the final fall of this great Babylon. 22 Declares that no instruments of joy shall be heard in her anymore. 23 Because she had deceived all nations, and because the blood of the saints was found in her.
AND 1after these things I saw 2another angel come down from heaven, 3having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, 4Babylona the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become 5theb habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.c
For all nations have drunk of the wined of the wrath of her 6fornication, ande the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and 7the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
And I heard 8another voice from heaven, saying, 9Comef out of her, my people, 10that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
For her sins have 11reached unto heaven, and God hath 12rememberedg her iniquities.
13Reward her even as she rewarded you, and 14double unto her double according to her works: in the cup whichh she hath filled fill to her double.
How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously,i so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, 15Ij sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
Thereforek shall her plagues come 16in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned withl fire: 17for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
Andm the kings of the earth, 18who have committed fornication and lived deliciouslyn with her, shall 19bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see theo smoke of her burning,
20Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas,p alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for 21in one hour is thy judgment come.
And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth 22their merchandise any more:
The 23merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all 24thyine wood, and all mannerq vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and 25chariots, and 26slaves, and soulsr of men.
And 27the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
28The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off 29for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, thats was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and 30decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And 31every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and 32sailors, and 33as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
And cried when they saw thet smoke of her burning, saying, Whatucity is like unto this great city!
And 34they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
35Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye 36holy apostles and prophets; 37for God hath avenged you onv her.
And 38a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thusw with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
Andx39the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the 40sound of a millstone shall be heard noy more at all in thee;
And 41the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; andz42the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for 43thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for 44by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
And 45in her was found theaa blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.