King James VersionRevelation18


1 And af­ter these things I saw an­oth­er an­gel come down from heav­en, hav­ing great pow­er; and the earth was light­ened with his glo­ry. 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. 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. 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. 5 For her sins have reached unto heav­en, and God hath re­mem­bered her in­iq­ui­ties. 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. 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. 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. 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 her burn­ing, 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. 11 And the mer­chants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their mer­chan­dise any more: 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, 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. 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. 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, 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! 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 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burn­ing, say­ing, What c­i­ty is like unto this great city! 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. 20 Re­joice over her, thou heav­en, and ye holy apos­tles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. 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. 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; 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. 24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.