Chapter 18Revelation of John

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1 After these things I saw another angel coming down out of :heaven, having great authority; and the earth was lightened with his :glory. 2 And he cried with a mighty voice, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, and is become a habitation of demons, and prison of every unclean spirit, and prison of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For by the wine of the wrath of her :fornication all the nations are fallen, and the kings of the earth committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth waxed rich by the power of her :luxury. 4 And I heard another voice from :heaven, saying Come forth, my :people, out of her, that ye have no fellowship with her :sins, and that ye receive not of her :plagues: 5 for her :sins are heaped up even unto :heaven, and :God hath remembered her :iniquities. 6 Render to her even as she rendered, and redouble to her according to her :works: in the cup which she mingled, mingle to her double. 7 However much she glorified herself, and waxed luxurious, so much give her of torment and mourning: because she saith in her heart [that], I sit as queen, and am no widow, and shall in nowise see mourning. 8 Therefore in one day shall her plagues :come, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire; for strong is the Lord :God who judged her. 9 And the kings of the earth, who committed fornication with her and lived luxuriously, shall weep and wail over her, when they shall see the smoke of her :burning, 10 standing afar off for the fear of her :torment, saying, Woe, woe, the great :city, Babylon, the strong :city! for in one hour is thy :judgment come. 11 And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, for no one buyeth their :cargo anymore; 12 cargo of gold, and silver, and precious stone, and pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet; and all thyine wood, and every vessel of ivory, and every vessel made of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble; 13 and cinnamon, and spice, and incenses, and ointment, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and grain, and cattle, and sheep; and of horses and chariots and bodies; and souls of men. 14 And the fruits of the lust of thy soul are gone from thee, and all the dainty and the sumptuous are perished from thee, and men shall find them no more at all. 15 The merchants of these things, who became rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her :torment, weeping and mourning; 16 saying, Woe, woe, the great :city, the one arrayed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and gilded with gold and precious stone and pearl! 17 because in one hour so great :riches is made desolate. And every shipmaster, and every one that saileth †any whither, and mariners, and as many as work on the sea, stood afar off, 18 and cried as they looked upon the smoke of her :burning, saying, What city is like the great :city? 19 And they did cast dust upon their :heads, and cried, weeping and mourning, saying, Woe, woe, the great :city, wherein all that had their ships in the sea became rich from her :costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate. 20 Rejoice over her, O heaven, and ye the saints, and the apostles, and the prophets; for :God hath judged your :judgment on her. 21 And one strong angel took up a stone as if a great millstone and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with a mighty rush shall Babylon, the great city, be cast down, and shall be found no more at all. 22 And the voice of harpers and minstrels and flute players and trumpeters shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatever craft, shall be found anymore at all in thee; and the †noise of a mill shall be heard no more at all in thee; 23 and the light of a lamp shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: because thy :merchants were the princes of the earth; because with thy :sorcery were all the nations deceived. 24 And in her was found blood of prophets and of saints, and of all the slain upon the earth.

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