Revelation 18:1-24

Thomson(i) 1 And after this I saw another angel coming down out of heaven having great authority; and the earth was illumined with his glory; 2 and he cried mightily, saying with a loud voice, It is fallen! Babylon the great is fallen, and is become the habitation of demons, and a hold of every unclean spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird, 3 because all the nations have drunk of the poison of her fornication and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have been enriched by the abundance of her luxury. 4 And I heard another voice out of heaven saying, Come out of her, my people, that you may not partake of her sins and that you may not receive of her punishments. 5 Because her sins have reached to heaven and God hath remembered her acts of injustice, 6 render to her as she hath rendered to you and requite her double according to her works. In the cup in which she mingled, mingle for her a double portion. 7 In proportion to her ostentation and luxury inflict on her torment and grief. Because she saith in her heart, I am enthroned a queen and am not a widow, and shall not see sorrow; 8 therefore in one day these calamities shall come upon her, pestilence and sorrow and famine; and she shall be consumed with fire; for the Lord God who judgeth her is mighty. 9 And the kings of the earth who have committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will wail and beat their breasts for her, when they see the smoke of her burning 10 standing afar off for fear of her torment, saying, Alas! Alas! that great city Babylon! that 'mighty city! for in one hour thy judgment is come. 11 The merchants of the earth also will weep and mourn for her; because no one any more buyeth their merchandize 12 the merchandize of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls; and of cotton and purple and silk and scarlet; and every sort of odoriferous wood and the various wares of ivory and of most precious wood and of brass and iron and marble, 13 and cinnamon and frankincense and myrrh and incense and wine and oil and fine flour and wheat and cattle and sheep and horses and chariots and the bodies and souls of men. 14 Even the autumnal fruits, thy soul's desire are gone from thee; and all these delicious and all those splendid things are gone from thee and thou shalt find them no more. 15 The venders of these things who have been enriched by her will stand far off for fear of her torment, weeping and wailing 16 and saying, Alas! Alas! the great city! she that was clothed with cotton and purple and scarlet and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls! 17 for in one hour what a mass of wealth is laid waste! And every one sailing to the place, both mariners and traffickers by sea stood afar off 18 and screamed when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city was like this great city? 19 and they put dust on their heads and cried weeping and wailing and saying, Alas! Alas! the great city by which all who have ships at sea were enriched by means of her wealth; for in one hour she is desolated. 20 Rejoice over her, O heaven! and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. 21 Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and cast it into the sea saying, Thus with violence shall Babylon that great city be dashed down and shall be found no more. 22 And the sound of harpers and of musicians and of pipers and of trumpeters shall no more be heard in thee. And no artist of any kind shall ever be found in thee again. And the sound of a millstone shall never be heard in thee again; 23 nor shall the light of a lamp ever shine in thee any more, nor the voice of a bridegroom and bride ever be heard in thee; for thy merchants were the nobles of the earth; for by thy bewitching arts all the nations were led astray. 24 And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints and of all who were slain on the earth.