18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come
down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was
lightened with his glory.
18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying,
Babylon 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.
18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of
her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed
fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are
waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come
out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins,
and that ye receive not of her plagues.
18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath
remembered her iniquities.
18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto
her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath
filled fill to her double.
18:7 How 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.
18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death,
and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned
with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
18:9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed
fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail
her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of
18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment,
saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty
city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
18:11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn
over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
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 thyine wood, and all manner vessels of
ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of
brass, and iron, and marble,
18:13 And 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 slaves,
and souls of men.
18:14 And 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.
18:15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich
by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment,
weeping and wailing,
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!
18:17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought.
And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and
sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
18:18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning,
saying, What city is like unto this great city!
18:19 And they 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.
18:20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles
and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
18:21 And 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.
18:22 And 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 the sound of a millstone shall
be heard no more at all in thee;
18:23 And 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: for thy merchants
were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were
all nations deceived.
18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of
saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.