Revelation 18 ©

1 A mighty angel declareth the fall of Babylon. 4 God's people commanded to depart out of her. 8 Her judgment. 9 The kings of the earth, 11 and the merchants, 17 and mariners, lament over her. 20 The saints are excited to rejoice over her. 21 A millstone cast into the sea denoteth her irrecoverable fall.


AND after athese things I saw banother angel come down from heaven, having great power; cand the earth was lightened with his glory.


And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, dBabylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.


eFor all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, fand the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the 1abundance of her delicacies.


And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, gCome out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.


hFor her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.


iReward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: jin the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.


kHow much she hath glorified herself, and lived *deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.


lTherefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: mfor strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.


And nthe kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived *deliciously with her, oshall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the psmoke of her burning,


qStanding afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for rin one hour is thy judgment come.


sAnd the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:


tThe merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all 2*thyine wood, and all *manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,


uAnd cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and *frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and 3slaves, and souls of men.


vAnd the 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.


wThe merchants of these things, xwhich were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,

w v.3,9-14,19,23.

And saying, yAlas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!


For zin one hour so great riches is come to nought. aAnd every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,


And cried when they bsaw the smoke of her burning, saying, cWhat city is like unto this great city!


dAnd they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, ewherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! ffor in one hour is she made desolate.

e v.3,23.

gRejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for hGod hath avenged you on her.


iAnd a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.


jAnd the 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 kthe sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;


lAnd the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: mfor thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.


nAnd in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.