18 1After these things I saw another angel coming down out of heaven,
having great authority; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
he cried with a mighty voice, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great,
and is become a habitation of demons, and a hold of every unclean spirit, and
a hold of every unclean and hateful bird.
3For 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 wantonness.
4And 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:
5for her sins have
reached even unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
unto her even as she rendered, and double unto her the double
according to her works: in the cup which she mingled, mingle unto her double.
7How much soever she glorified herself, and waxed wanton, so much give
her of torment and mourning: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and
am no widow, and shall in no wise see mourning.
8Therefore 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.
the kings of the earth, who committed fornication and lived wantonly with
her, shall weep and wail over her, when they look upon the smoke of her
10standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Woe,
woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! for in one hour is thy
11And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her,
for no man buyeth their merchandise any more;
12merchandise 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;
cinnamon, and spice, and incense, and ointment, and frankincense, and wine,
and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and cattle, and sheep; and
merchandise of horses and chariots and slaves; and souls of men.
14And the fruits which thy soul lusted after are gone from thee, and all
things that were dainty and sumptuous are perished from thee, and men
shall find them no more at all.
15The merchants of these things, who were
made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping
16saying, Woe, woe, the great city, she that was arrayed in
fine linen and purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stone
17for in an hour so great riches is made desolate. And every
shipmaster, and every one that saileth any wither, and mariners, and as many
as gain their living by sea, stood afar off,
18and cried out as they
looked upon the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like the
19And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and
mourning, saying, Woe, woe, the great city, wherein all that had their ships
in the sea were made rich by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she
20Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye saints, and ye
apostles, and ye prophets; for God hath judged your judgment on her.
21And a strong angel took up a stone as it were a great millstone and
cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with a mighty fall shall Babylon, the
great city, be cast down, and shall be found no more at all.
voice of harpers and minstrels and flute-players and trumpeters shall be
heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft, shall be
found any more at all in thee; and the voice of a mill shall be heard no more
at all in thee;
23and the light of a lamp 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: for thy merchants were the princes of the earth; for with thy
sorcery were all the nations deceived.
24And in her was found the blood
of prophets and of saints, and of all that have been slain upon the earth.