And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the (A)great city which [a]mystically is called (B)Sodom and (C)Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.

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  1. Revelation 11:8 Lit spiritually

Their bodies will lie in the public square of the great city(A)—which is figuratively called Sodom(B) and Egypt—where also their Lord was crucified.(C)

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18 The woman whom you saw is (A)the great city, which [a]reigns over the kings of the earth.”

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  1. Revelation 17:18 Lit has a kingdom

18 The woman you saw is the great city(A) that rules over the kings of the earth.”

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10 (A)standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying, ‘(B)Woe, woe, (C)the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in (D)one hour your judgment has come.’

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10 Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off(A) and cry:

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

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18 and were (A)crying out as they (B)saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘(C)What city is like (D)the great city?’ 19 And they threw (E)dust on their heads and were crying out, weeping and mourning, saying, ‘(F)Woe, woe, the great city, in which all who had ships at sea (G)became rich by her [a]wealth, for in (H)one hour she has been laid (I)waste!’ 20 (J)Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you [b]saints and (K)apostles and prophets, because (L)God has [c]pronounced judgment for you against her.”

21 Then [d]a (M)strong angel (N)took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “So will Babylon, (O)the great city, be thrown down with violence, and (P)will not be found any longer. 22 And (Q)the sound of harpists and musicians and flute-players and trumpeters will not be heard in you any longer; and no craftsman of any craft will be found in you any longer; and the (R)sound of a mill will not be heard in you any longer; 23 and the light of a lamp will not shine in you any longer; and the (S)voice of the bridegroom and bride will not be heard in you any longer; for your (T)merchants were the great men of the earth, because all the nations were deceived (U)by your sorcery. 24 And in her was found the (V)blood of prophets and of [e]saints and of (W)all who have been slain on the earth.”

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  1. Revelation 18:19 Lit costliness
  2. Revelation 18:20 Or holy ones
  3. Revelation 18:20 Lit judged your judgment of her
  4. Revelation 18:21 Lit one
  5. Revelation 18:24 Or holy ones

18 When they see the smoke of her burning,(A) they will exclaim, ‘Was there ever a city like this great city(B)?’(C) 19 They will throw dust on their heads,(D) and with weeping and mourning(E) cry out:

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

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

The Finality of Babylon’s Doom

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

“With such violence
    the great city(L) 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.(M)
No worker of any trade
    will ever be found in you again.
The sound of a millstone
    will never be heard in you again.(N)
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.(O)
Your merchants were the world’s important people.(P)
    By your magic spell(Q) all the nations were led astray.
24 In her was found the blood of prophets and of God’s holy people,(R)
    of all who have been slaughtered on the earth.”(S)

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21 Then [a]a (A)strong angel (B)took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “So will Babylon, (C)the great city, be thrown down with violence, and (D)will not be found any longer.

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  1. Revelation 18:21 Lit one

The Finality of Babylon’s Doom

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

“With such violence
    the great city(C) of Babylon will be thrown down,
    never to be found again.

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