Revelation 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.

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


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 hath said in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow,

and she shall se 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


10  Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city

Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour thy judgement is 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 of 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 ordours, 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 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


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.