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Ìṣubú Babeli

18 Lẹ́yìn nǹkan wọ̀nyí mo sì rí angẹli mìíràn, ó ń ti ọ̀run sọ̀kalẹ̀ wá ti òun ti agbára ńlá; ilẹ̀ ayé sì ti ipa ògo rẹ̀ mọ́lẹ̀. (A)Ó sì kígbe ní ohùn rara, wí pé:

“Babeli ńlá ṣubú! Ó ṣubú!
    Ó sì di ibùjókòó àwọn ẹ̀mí èṣù,
àti ihò fún ẹ̀mí àìmọ́ gbogbo,
    àti ilé fún ẹyẹ àìmọ́ gbogbo,
    ilé fún ẹranko ìríra àti àìmọ́ gbogbo.
(B)Nítorí nípa ọtí wáìnì ìrunú àgbèrè rẹ̀ ni
    gbogbo àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè ṣubú.
Àwọn ọba ayé sì ti bá a ṣe àgbèrè,
    àti àwọn oníṣòwò ayé sì di ọlọ́rọ̀ nípa ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀ wọ̀bìà rẹ̀.”

(C)Mo sì gbọ́ ohùn mìíràn láti ọ̀run wá, wí pé:

“ ‘Ẹ ti inú rẹ̀ jáde, ẹ̀yin ènìyàn mi,’
    kí ẹ ma bá a ṣe alábápín nínú ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ rẹ̀,
    kí ẹ ma bà á sì ṣe gbà nínú ìyọnu rẹ̀.
(D)Nítorí àwọn ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ rẹ̀ ga títí dé ọ̀run,
    Ọlọ́run sì ti rántí àìṣedéédéé rẹ̀.
(E)San an fún un, àní bí òun tí san án fún ní,
    kí ó sì ṣe e ni ìlọ́po méjì fún un gẹ́gẹ́ bí iṣẹ́ rẹ̀
    Nínú ago náà tí o ti kún, òun ni kí ẹ sì kún fún un ni méjì.
(F)Níwọ́n bí o ti yin ara rẹ̀ lógo tó,
    tí ó sì hùwà wọ̀bìà,
níwọ̀n bẹ́ẹ̀ ni kí ẹ dá a lóró kí ẹ sì fún un ní ìbànújẹ́;
    nítorí tí ó wí ní ọkàn rẹ̀ pé,
    ‘Mo jókòó bí ọbabìnrin,
    èmi kì sì í ṣe opó, èmí kì yóò sì rí ìbànújẹ́ láé.’
Nítorí náà, ní ọjọ́ kan ni ìyọnu rẹ̀ yóò dé,
    ikú, àti ìbìnújẹ́, àti ìyàn;
a ó sì fi iná sun ún pátápátá:
    nítorí pé alágbára ni Olúwa Ọlọ́run tí ń ṣe ìdájọ́ rẹ̀.

(G)“Àti àwọn ọba ayé, tí ó ti ń bá a ṣe àgbèrè, tiwọn sì ń hùwà wọ̀bìà, yóò sì pohùnréré ẹkún lé e lórí, nígbà tí wọn bá wo èéfín ìjóná rẹ̀. 10 Wọ́n ó dúró ní òkèrè réré nítorí ìbẹ̀rù iṣẹ́ oró rẹ̀, wọn ó máa wí pé:

“ ‘Ègbé! Ègbé, ni fún ìlú ńlá náà,
    Babeli ìlú alágbára nì!
Nítorí ní wákàtí kan ni ìdájọ́ rẹ dé!’

11 (H)“Àwọn oníṣòwò ayé sì ń sọkún, wọn sì ń ṣọ̀fọ̀ lórí rẹ̀, nítorí pé ẹnikẹ́ni kò rà ọjà wọn mọ́: 12 (I)Ọjà wúrà, àti ti fàdákà, àti ti òkúta iyebíye, àti ti Pearli, àti ti aṣọ ọ̀gbọ̀ wíwẹ́, àti tí elése àlùkò, àti ti ṣẹ́dà, àti ti òdòdó, àti ti gbogbo igi olóòórùn dídùn, àti ti olúkúlùkù ohun èlò tí a fi igi iyebíye ṣe, àti ti idẹ, àti ti irin, àti ti òkúta mabu. 13 Àti ti Kinamoni, àti ti onírúurú ohun olóòórùn dídùn, àti ti ohun ìkunra, àti tí tùràrí, àti ti ọtí wáìnì, àti ti òróró, àti ti ìyẹ̀fun dáradára, àti ti alikama, àti ti ẹran ńlá, àti ti àgùntàn, àti ti ẹṣin, àti ti kẹ̀kẹ́, àti ti ẹrú, àti ti ọkàn ènìyàn.

14 “Àti àwọn èso tí ọkàn rẹ̀ ń ṣe. Ìfẹ́kúfẹ̀ẹ́ sí, si lọ kúrò lọ́dọ̀ rẹ, àti ohun gbogbo tí ó dùn tí ó sì dára ṣègbé mọ́ ọ lójú, kì yóò sì tún rí wọn mọ́ láé. 15 (J)Àwọn oníṣòwò nǹkan wọ̀nyí, tí a ti ipa rẹ̀ sọ di ọlọ́rọ̀, yóò dúró ní òkèrè réré nítorí ìbẹ̀rù iṣẹ́ oró rẹ̀, wọn o máa sọkún, wọ́n ó sì máa ṣọ̀fọ̀, 16 wí pé:

“ ‘Ègbé! Ègbé, ni fún ìlú ńlá nì,
    tí a wọ̀ ní aṣọ ọ̀gbọ̀ wíwẹ́,
    àti ti elése àlùkò, àti ti òdòdó, àti ti a sì fi wúrà ṣe ní ọ̀ṣọ́, pẹ̀lú òkúta iyebíye àti peali!
17 (K)Nítorí pé ní wákàtí kan ni ọrọ̀ ti o pọ̀ tó bẹ́ẹ̀ di asán!’

“Àti olúkúlùkù ẹni tí ń rin ojú omi lọ sí ibikíbi, àti àwọn ti ń ṣiṣẹ́ nínú ọkọ àwọn ti ń ṣòwò ojú Òkun dúró ní òkèrè réré, 18 wọ́n sì kígbe nígbà tí wọ́n rí èéfín jíjóná rẹ́, wí pé, ‘Ìlú wo ni o dàbí ìlú yìí?’ 19 (L)Wọ́n sì kú ekuru sí orí wọn, wọ́n kígbe, wọ́n sọkún, wọn sì ń ṣọ̀fọ̀, wí pé:

“ ‘Ègbé! Ègbé, ni fún ìlú ńlá náà,
    nínú èyí tí a sọ gbogbo àwọn tí ó ni ọkọ̀
    ní Òkun di ọlọ́rọ̀ nípa ohun iyebíye rẹ̀!
Nítorí pé ni wákàtí kan, a sọ ọ́ di ahoro.’

20 (M)“Yọ̀ lórí rẹ̀, ìwọ ọ̀run!
    Ẹ yọ̀, ẹ̀yin ènìyàn Ọlọ́run!
    Ẹ yọ̀, ẹ̀yin aposteli mímọ́ àti wòlíì!
Nítorí Ọlọ́run ti gbẹ̀san yín lára rẹ̀
    nítorí ìdájọ́ tí ó gbé ka orí rẹ.”

21 (N)Angẹli alágbára kan sì gbé òkúta kan sókè, ó dàbí ọlọ ńlá, ó sì jù ú sínú Òkun, wí pé:

“Báyìí ní a ó fi agbára ńlá
    bí i Babeli ìlú ńlá ni wó,
    a kì yóò sì rí i mọ́ láé.
22 (O)Àti ohùn àwọn aludùùrù, àti ti àwọn olórin,
    àti ti àwọn afunfèrè, àti ti àwọn afùnpè,
ni a kì yóò sì gbọ́ nínú rẹ mọ́ rara;
    àti olúkúlùkù oníṣọ̀nà ohunkóhun ni a kì yóò sì rí nínú rẹ mọ́ láé:
Àti ìró ọlọ ní a kì yóò
    sì gbọ́ mọ̀ nínú rẹ láé;
23 (P)Àti ìmọ́lẹ̀ fìtílà ni kì yóò sì tàn nínú rẹ̀ mọ́ láé;
    a kì yóò sì gbọ́ ohùn ọkọ ìyàwó àti ti ìyàwó nínú rẹ mọ́ láé:
nítorí pé àwọn oníṣòwò rẹ̀ ni àwọn ẹni ńlá ayé;
    nítorí pé nípa ọ̀ṣọ́ rẹ̀ ní a fi tàn orílẹ̀-èdè gbogbo jẹ.
24 (Q)Àti nínú rẹ̀ ní a gbé ri ẹ̀jẹ̀ àwọn wòlíì,
    àti ti àwọn ènìyàn mímọ́, àti ti gbogbo àwọn tí a pa lórí ilẹ̀ ayé.”

Lament Over Fallen Babylon

18 After this I saw another angel(A) coming down from heaven.(B) He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor.(C) With a mighty voice he shouted:

“‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’[a](D)
    She has become a dwelling for demons
and a haunt for every impure spirit,(E)
    a haunt for every unclean bird,
    a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal.(F)
For all the nations have drunk
    the maddening wine of her adulteries.(G)
The kings of the earth committed adultery with her,(H)
    and the merchants of the earth grew rich(I) from her excessive luxuries.”(J)

Warning to Escape Babylon’s Judgment

Then I heard another voice from heaven say:

“‘Come out of her, my people,’[b](K)
    so that you will not share in her sins,
    so that you will not receive any of her plagues;(L)
for her sins are piled up to heaven,(M)
    and God has remembered(N) her crimes.
Give back to her as she has given;
    pay her back(O) double(P) for what she has done.
    Pour her a double portion from her own cup.(Q)
Give her as much torment and grief
    as the glory and luxury she gave herself.(R)
In her heart she boasts,
    ‘I sit enthroned as queen.
I am not a widow;[c]
    I will never mourn.’(S)
Therefore in one day(T) her plagues will overtake her:
    death, mourning and famine.
She will be consumed by fire,(U)
    for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.

Threefold Woe Over Babylon’s Fall

“When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her(V) and shared her luxury(W) see the smoke of her burning,(X) they will weep and mourn over her.(Y) 10 Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off(Z) and cry:

“‘Woe! Woe to you, great city,(AA)
    you mighty city of Babylon!
In one hour(AB) your doom has come!’

11 “The merchants(AC) of the earth will weep and mourn(AD) over her because no one buys their cargoes anymore(AE) 12 cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble;(AF) 13 cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and human beings sold as slaves.(AG)

14 “They will say, ‘The fruit you longed for is gone from you. All your luxury and splendor have vanished, never to be recovered.’ 15 The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her(AH) will stand far off,(AI) terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn(AJ) 16 and cry out:

“‘Woe! Woe to you, great city,(AK)
    dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet,
    and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls!(AL)
17 In one hour(AM) such great wealth has been brought to ruin!’(AN)

“Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea,(AO) will stand far off.(AP) 18 When they see the smoke of her burning,(AQ) they will exclaim, ‘Was there ever a city like this great city(AR)?’(AS) 19 They will throw dust on their heads,(AT) and with weeping and mourning(AU) cry out:

“‘Woe! Woe to you, great city,(AV)
    where all who had ships on the sea
    became rich through her wealth!
In one hour she has been brought to ruin!’(AW)

20 “Rejoice over her, you heavens!(AX)
    Rejoice, you people of God!
    Rejoice, apostles and prophets!
For God has judged her
    with the judgment she imposed on you.”(AY)

The Finality of Babylon’s Doom

21 Then a mighty angel(AZ) picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea,(BA) and said:

“With such violence
    the great city(BB) of Babylon will be thrown down,
    never to be found again.
22 The music of harpists and musicians, pipers and trumpeters,
    will never be heard in you again.(BC)
No worker of any trade
    will ever be found in you again.
The sound of a millstone
    will never be heard in you again.(BD)
23 The light of a lamp
    will never shine in you again.
The voice of bridegroom and bride
    will never be heard in you again.(BE)
Your merchants were the world’s important people.(BF)
    By your magic spell(BG) all the nations were led astray.
24 In her was found the blood of prophets and of God’s holy people,(BH)
    of all who have been slaughtered on the earth.”(BI)

Footnotes

  1. Revelation 18:2 Isaiah 21:9
  2. Revelation 18:4 Jer. 51:45
  3. Revelation 18:7 See Isaiah 47:7,8.

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