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Commentaries for Revelation Chapter 18

The Bright Angel's Announcement

The interpreting angel's speech ends with chapter 17...
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The Voice from Heaven

The accent on Rome's economic power and material luxury continues in the next section, the longest direct address from heaven to John's readers since the end of chapter 3...
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The First Appeal to the People of God

The first of these commands, perhaps more than any other in the entire book of Revelation, sums up the book's message: John wants his readers to make a clean break with the Roman Empire and everything it represents...
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The Three Laments over Babylon

The kings, merchants and seafarers of the earth mourn Babylon's demise with three variations, or stanzas, of the same song (18:10, 16-17, 19)...
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The Last Appeal to the People of God

The voice from heaven ends as it began, with a direct appeal to God's people: Rejoice over her, O heaven! Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets! God has judged her for the way she treated you (v...
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The Angel with the Millstone

For the third time in John's visions, a mighty angel comes on the scene...
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