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Revelation Chapter 18
Rev 18:1 After these things I saw another angel come down from the heavens, having great authority; and the land was elucidated with his glory.
Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, â€œfallen, fallen is Babylon the greatâ€, and has become the dwelling of demons, and the prison of every foul spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird.
Rev 18:3 For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her fornication, and the kings of the region have practiced prostitution with her, and the merchants of the region have grown rich through the influence of her luxuries.
Rev 18:4 Then I heard another voice from the heavens, saying, come out of her My people, so that you will not be an accomplice of her sins, and not receive of her calamities.
Rev 18:5 For her sins have accumulated as far as the heavens, and God has remembered her crimes.
Rev 18:6 Give to her just as she given to you, and pay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, pour out to her twice as much.
Rev 18:7 As much as she has glorified herself, and lived luxuriously, so give her much torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, I sit as a queen, and am no widow, and will see no sorrow.
Rev 18:8 Therefore her calamities will come in one day, pestilence, and mourning, and famine; and she will be utterly burned with fire; for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
Rev 18:9 For the kings of the region, who have practiced prostitution and lived luxuriously with her, will weep for her, and wail for her, when they see the smoke of her burning,
Rev 18:10 standing afar off because of the terror of her torment, saying, alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.
Rev 18:11 So the merchants of the region will weep and mourn over her; for no one buys their merchandise anymore;
Rev 18:12 the merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all citron wood, and all vessels of ivory, and all vessels of costly wood, and of bronze, and iron, and marble,
Rev 18:13 and cinnamon, and incense, and myrrh, and frankincense, and wine, and olive oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and cattle, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and bodies and souls of men.
Rev 18:14 For the juicy fruits that your soul desired greatly have departed from you, and all things which were expensive and resplendent have departed from you, and you will not find them anymore.
Rev 18:15 The merchants of these things, who were made rich by her, will stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
Rev 18:16 and saying, alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
Rev 18:17 For in one hour so many riches have been made desolate. And every shipmaster, and all the voyagers in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood far off,
Rev 18:18 and cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, what city is like this great city?
Rev 18:19 So they threw dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, alas, alas that great city, in which were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her wealth! For in one hour she was made desolate.
Rev 18:20 Rejoice over her, you heavens, and you saints and apostles and prophets; for God has condemned and passed judgment on her.
Rev 18:21 A mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and threw it into the sea, saying, in this way with sudden violence that great city Babylon will be thrown down, and will no longer be found.
Rev 18:22 So the voice of harpers and musicians, and of flute players, and trumpeters, will be heard no longer in you; and no craftsman, of whatever trade he is, will be found any longer in you and the sound of a millstone will be heard no longer in you;
Rev 18:23 then the light of a lamp will shine no longer in you; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride will be heard no longer in you; for your merchants were the great men of the land; for by your sorceries were all nations deceived.
Rev 18:24 For in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the land.