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Revelation 18Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

18 Then I saw another angel descending from heaven, possessing great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his radiance and splendor.

And he shouted with a mighty voice, She is fallen! Mighty Babylon is fallen! She has become a resort and dwelling place for demons, a dungeon haunted by every loathsome spirit, an abode for every filthy and detestable bird.

For all nations have drunk the wine of her passionate unchastity, and the rulers and leaders of the earth have joined with her in committing fornication (idolatry), and the businessmen of the earth have become rich with the wealth of her excessive luxury and wantonness.

I then heard another voice from heaven saying, Come out from her, my people, so that you may not share in her sins, neither participate in her plagues.

For her iniquities (her crimes and transgressions) are piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her wickedness and [her] crimes [and calls them up for settlement].

Repay to her what she herself has paid [to others] and double [her doom] in accordance with what she has done. Mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed [for others].

To the degree that she glorified herself and reveled in her wantonness [living deliciously and luxuriously], to that measure impose on her torment and anguish and tears and mourning. Since in her heart she boasts, I am not a widow; as a queen [on a throne] I sit, and I shall never see suffering or experience sorrow—

So shall her plagues (afflictions, calamities) come thick upon her in a single day, pestilence and anguish and sorrow and famine; and she shall be utterly consumed (burned up with fire), for mighty is the Lord God Who judges her.

And the rulers and leaders of the earth who joined her in her immorality (idolatry) and luxuriated with her will weep and beat their breasts and lament over her when they see the smoke of her conflagration.

10 They will stand a long way off, in terror of her torment, and they will cry, Woe and alas, the great city, the mighty city, Babylon! In one single hour how your doom (judgment) has overtaken you!

11 And earth’s businessmen will weep and grieve over her because no one buys their freight (cargo) any more.

12 Their merchandise is of gold, silver, precious stones, and pearls; of fine linen, purple, silk, and scarlet [stuffs]; all kinds of scented wood, all sorts of articles of ivory, all varieties of objects of costly woods, bronze, iron, and marble;

13 Of cinnamon, spices, incense, ointment and perfume, and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, fine flour and wheat; of cattle and sheep, horses and conveyances; and of slaves (the bodies) and souls of men!

14 The ripe fruits and delicacies for which your soul longed have gone from you, and all your luxuries and dainties, your elegance and splendor are lost to you, never again to be recovered or experienced!

15 The dealers who handled these articles, who grew wealthy through their business with her, will stand a long way off, in terror of her doom and torment, weeping and grieving aloud, and saying,

16 Alas, alas for the great city that was robed in fine linen, in purple and scarlet, bedecked and glittering with gold, with precious stones, and with pearls!

17 Because in one [single] hour all the vast wealth has been destroyed (wiped out). And all ship captains and pilots, navigators and all who live by seafaring, the crews and all who ply their trade on the sea, stood a long way off,

18 And exclaimed as they watched the smoke of her burning, What city could be compared to the great city!

19 And they threw dust on their heads as they wept and grieved, exclaiming, Woe and alas, for the great city, where all who had ships on the sea grew rich [through her extravagance] from her great wealth! In one single hour she has been destroyed and has become a desert!

20 Rejoice (celebrate) over her, O heaven! O saints (people of God) and apostles and prophets, because God has executed vengeance for you upon her!

21 Then a single powerful angel took up a boulder like a great millstone and flung it into the sea, crying, With such violence shall Babylon the great city be hurled down to destruction and shall never again be found.

22 And the sound of harpists and minstrels and flute players and trumpeters shall never again be heard in you, and no skilled artisan of any craft shall ever again be found in you, and the sound of the millstone shall never again be heard in you.

23 And never again shall the light of a lamp shine in you, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall never be heard in you again; for your businessmen were the great and prominent men of the earth, and by your magic spells and poisonous charm all nations were led astray (seduced and deluded).

24 And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all those who have been slain (slaughtered) on earth.

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Revelation 18Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Fall of Babylon the Great

18 After this I saw another angel with great authority coming down from heaven, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. He cried in a mighty voice:

It has fallen,[a]
Babylon the Great has fallen!
She has become a dwelling for demons,
a haunt for every unclean spirit,
a haunt for every unclean bird,
and a haunt[b] for every unclean and despicable beast.[c]
For all the nations have drunk[d]
the wine of her sexual immorality,
which brings wrath.
The kings of the earth
have committed sexual immorality with her,
and the merchants of the earth
have grown wealthy from her excessive luxury.

Then I heard another voice from heaven:

Come out of her, My people,
so that you will not share in her sins
or receive any of her plagues.
For her sins are piled up[e] to heaven,
and God has remembered her crimes.
Pay her back the way she also paid,
and double it according to her works.
In the cup in which she mixed,
mix a double portion for her.
As much as she glorified herself and lived luxuriously,
give her that much torment and grief,
for she says in her heart,
“I sit as a queen;
I am not a widow,
and I will never see grief.”
For this reason her plagues will come in one day[f]
death and grief and famine.
She will be burned up with fire,
because the Lord God who judges her is mighty.

The World Mourns Babylon’s Fall

The kings of the earth who have committed sexual immorality and lived luxuriously with her will weep and mourn over her when they see the smoke of her burning. 10 They will stand far off in fear of her torment, saying:

Woe, woe, the great city,
Babylon, the mighty city!
For in a single hour[g]
your judgment has come.

11 The merchants of the earth will also weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their merchandise any longer— 12 merchandise of gold, silver, precious stones, and pearls; fine fabrics of linen, purple, silk, and scarlet; all kinds of fragrant wood products; objects of ivory; objects of expensive wood, brass,[h] iron, and marble; 13 cinnamon, spice,[i][j] incense, myrrh,[k] and frankincense; wine, olive oil, fine wheat flour, and grain; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and slaves[l] and human lives.[m]

14 The fruit you craved has left you.
All your splendid and glamorous things are gone;
they will never find them again.

15 The merchants of these things, who became rich from her, will stand far off in fear of her torment, weeping and mourning, 16 saying:

Woe, woe, the great city,
dressed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet,
adorned with gold, precious stones, and pearls,
17 for in a single hour[n]
such fabulous wealth was destroyed!

And every shipmaster, seafarer, the sailors, and all who do business by sea, stood far off 18 as they watched the smoke from her burning and kept crying out: “Who is like the great city?” 19 They threw dust on their heads and kept crying out, weeping, and mourning:

Woe, woe, the great city,
where all those who have ships on the sea
became rich from her wealth,
for in a single hour[o] she was destroyed.
20 Rejoice over her, heaven,
and you saints, apostles, and prophets,
because God has executed your judgment on her![p]

The Finality of Babylon’s Fall

21 Then a mighty angel picked up a stone like a large millstone and threw it into the sea, saying:

In this way, Babylon the great city
will be thrown down violently
and never be found again.
22 The sound of harpists, musicians,
flutists, and trumpeters
will never be heard in you again;
no craftsman of any trade
will ever be found in you again;
the sound of a mill
will never be heard in you again;
23 the light of a lamp
will never shine in you again;
and the voice of a groom and bride
will never be heard in you again.
All this will happen
because your merchants
were the nobility of the earth,
because all the nations were deceived
by your sorcery,[q]
24 and the blood of prophets and saints,
and of all those slaughtered on earth,
was found in you.[r]

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 18:2 Other mss omit It has fallen
  2. Revelation 18:2 Or prison
  3. Revelation 18:2 Other mss omit the words and a haunt for every unclean beast. The words and despicable then refer to the bird of the previous line.
  4. Revelation 18:3 Some mss read have collapsed; other mss read have fallen
  5. Revelation 18:5 Or sins have reached up
  6. Revelation 18:8 Suddenly
  7. Revelation 18:10 Suddenly
  8. Revelation 18:12 Or bronze, or copper
  9. Revelation 18:13 Other mss omit spice
  10. Revelation 18:13 Or amomum, an aromatic plant
  11. Revelation 18:13 Or perfume
  12. Revelation 18:13 Or bodies
  13. Revelation 18:13 Slaves; “bodies” was the Gk way of referring to slaves; “souls of men” was the Hb way.
  14. Revelation 18:17 Suddenly
  15. Revelation 18:19 Suddenly
  16. Revelation 18:20 Or God pronounced on her the judgment she passed on you; see Rv 18:6
  17. Revelation 18:23 Ancient sorcery or witchcraft often used spells and drugs. Here the term may be non-literal, that is, Babylon drugged the nations with her beauty and power.
  18. Revelation 18:24 Lit in her

Revelation 18The Message (MSG)

Doom to the City of Darkness

18 1-8 Following this I saw another Angel descend from Heaven. His authority was immense, his glory flooded earth with brightness, his voice thunderous:

Ruined, ruined, Great Babylon, ruined!
    A ghost town for demons is all that’s left!
A garrison of carrion spirits,
    garrison of loathsome, carrion birds.
All nations drank the wild wine of her whoring;
    kings of the earth went whoring with her;
    entrepreneurs made millions exploiting her.

Just then I heard another shout out of Heaven:

Get out, my people, as fast as you can,
    so you don’t get mixed up in her sins,
    so you don’t get caught in her doom.
Her sins stink to high Heaven;
    God has remembered every evil she’s done.
Give her back what she’s given,
    double what she’s doubled in her works,
    double the recipe in the cup she mixed;
Bring her flaunting and wild ways
    to torment and tears.
Because she gloated, “I’m queen over all,
    and no widow, never a tear on my face,”
In one day, disasters will crush her—
    death, heartbreak, and famine—
Then she’ll be burned by fire, because God,
    the Strong God who judges her,
    has had enough.

9-10 “The kings of the earth will see the smoke of her burning, and they’ll cry and carry on, the kings who went night after night to her brothel. They’ll keep their distance for fear they’ll get burned, and they’ll cry their lament:

Doom, doom, the great city doomed!
    City of Babylon, strong city!
In one hour it’s over, your judgment come!

11-17 “The traders will cry and carry on because the bottom dropped out of business, no more market for their goods: gold, silver, precious gems, pearls; fabrics of fine linen, purple, silk, scarlet; perfumed wood and vessels of ivory, precious woods, bronze, iron, and marble; cinnamon and spice, incense, myrrh, and frankincense; wine and oil, flour and wheat; cattle, sheep, horses, and chariots. And slaves—their terrible traffic in human lives.

Everything you’ve lived for, gone!
    All delicate and delectable luxury, lost!
    Not a scrap, not a thread to be found!

“The traders who made millions off her kept their distance for fear of getting burned, and cried and carried on all the more:

Doom, doom, the great city doomed!
    Dressed in the latest fashions,
    adorned with the finest jewels,
    in one hour such wealth wiped out!

17-19 “All the ship captains and travelers by sea, sailors and toilers of the sea, stood off at a distance and cried their lament when they saw the smoke from her burning: ‘Oh, what a city! There was never a city like her!’ They threw dust on their heads and cried as if the world had come to an end:

Doom, doom, the great city doomed!
    All who owned ships or did business by sea
Got rich on her getting and spending.
    And now it’s over—wiped out in one hour!

20 “O Heaven, celebrate! And join in, saints, apostles, and prophets! God has judged her; every wrong you suffered from her has been judged.”

21-24 A strong Angel reached for a boulder—huge, like a millstone—and heaved it into the sea, saying,

Heaved and sunk, the great city Babylon,
    sunk in the sea, not a sign of her ever again.
Silent the music of harpists and singers—
    you’ll never hear flutes and trumpets again.
Artisans of every kind—gone;
    you’ll never see their likes again.
The voice of a millstone grinding falls dumb;
    you’ll never hear that sound again.
The light from lamps, never again;
    never again laughter of bride and groom.
Her traders robbed the whole earth blind,
    and by black-magic arts deceived the nations.
The only thing left of Babylon is blood—
    the blood of saints and prophets,
    the murdered and the martyred.

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

Revelation 18New King James Version (NKJV)

The Fall of Babylon the Great

18 After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily[a] with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”

And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached[b] to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Render to her just as she rendered to you,[c] and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges[d] her.

The World Mourns Babylon’s Fall

“The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, 10 standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’

11 “And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore: 12 merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble; 13 and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men. 14 The fruit that your soul longed for has gone from you, and all the things which are rich and splendid have gone from you,[e] and you shall find them no more at all. 15 The merchants of these things, who became rich by her, will stand at a distance for fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, 16 and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls! 17 For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.’ Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance 18 and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What is like this great city?’

19 “They threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate.’

20 “Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles[f] and prophets, for God has avenged you on her!”

Finality of Babylon’s Fall

21 Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore. 22 The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters shall not be heard in you anymore. No craftsman of any craft shall be found in you anymore, and the sound of a millstone shall not be heard in you anymore. 23 The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived. 24 And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.”

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 18:2 NU-Text and M-Text omit mightily.
  2. Revelation 18:5 NU-Text and M-Text read have been heaped up.
  3. Revelation 18:6 NU-Text and M-Text omit to you.
  4. Revelation 18:8 NU-Text and M-Text read has judged.
  5. Revelation 18:14 NU-Text and M-Text read been lost to you.
  6. Revelation 18:20 NU-Text and M-Text read saints and apostles.
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Apocalipse 18Nova Traduҫão na Linguagem de Hoje 2000 (NTLH)

A queda de Babilônia

18 Depois disso vi outro anjo descendo do céu. Ele tinha um grande poder, e o seu brilho iluminava toda a terra. E gritava com voz forte:

— Caiu! Caiu a grande Babilônia! Agora quem vive ali são os demônios e todos os espíritos imundos. Todos os tipos de aves e feras imundas e nojentas vivem nela. Pois todas as nações beberam do seu vinho, o vinho forte do seu desejo imoral. Os reis do mundo inteiro cometeram imoralidade sexual com ela, e os homens de negócio deste mundo se enriqueceram à custa das práticas sexuais sujas da prostituta.

Então ouvi outra voz do céu, que disse:

— Saia dessa cidade, meu povo!
Saiam todos dela
para não tomarem parte
    nos seus pecados
e para não participarem
    dos seus castigos!
Pois os seus pecados
    estão amontoados até o céu,
e Deus lembra das suas maldades.
Deem a ela o mesmo
    que ela deu a vocês;
paguem em dobro o que ela fez.
Encham a taça dela
    com bebida duas vezes mais forte
do que a bebida
    que ela preparou para vocês.
Deem a ela tanto sofrimento
    e tristeza
quanto luxo e glória
    ela deu a si mesma.
Porque ela pensa assim:
“Estou sentada aqui como rainha!
Não sou viúva
    e nunca mais vou sofrer!”
Por isso num mesmo dia
    cairão sobre ela estas pragas:
doenças, dor e fome,
e ela será queimada no fogo.
Pois o Senhor Deus, que a julga,
    é poderoso.

Os reis do mundo inteiro que tomaram parte na imoralidade e na corrupção dela vão gritar e chorar quando virem a fumaça do seu incêndio. 10 Eles ficam de longe porque têm medo de tomar parte no castigo que ela vai sofrer e dizem:

— Ai de você! Ai de você, Babilônia, grande e poderosa cidade! Em apenas uma hora você já foi castigada!

11 Os comerciantes do mundo inteiro também gritam e se lamentam por causa dela porque ninguém mais compra os produtos deles. 12 Ninguém compra o seu ouro, prata, pedras preciosas e pérolas; nem o seu linho finíssimo, a sua púrpura, a sua seda e a sua lã vermelha; nem qualquer espécie de madeira rara ou qualquer tipo de objetos feitos de marfim e de madeira cara, de bronze, ferro e mármore; 13 nem canela, cardamomo, incenso, mirra ou perfumes. Ninguém compra o seu vinho, azeite, farinha de trigo e trigo em grão; nem gado e ovelhas, cavalos e carruagens, nem escravos ou outros seres humanos. 14 Os comerciantes dizem à cidade:

— Acabaram todas aquelas coisas boas que você tanto desejava, e você perdeu para sempre toda a riqueza e toda a fama que possuía e não as encontrará mais.

15 E os comerciantes, que se tornaram ricos negociando naquela cidade, ficarão de longe, com medo de serem castigados junto com ela. Eles vão gritar e lamentar assim:

16 — Ai da grande cidade! Ai da cidade que estava vestida de linho finíssimo, de púrpura e de lã vermelha e que se enfeitava com joias de ouro, com pedras preciosas e com pérolas! 17 Em somente uma hora ela perdeu toda a sua riqueza!

Todos os capitães de navios e todos os passageiros, marinheiros e outros que ganham a vida no mar ficaram de longe. 18 Então, vendo a fumaça do incêndio da cidade, gritaram:

— Nunca houve uma cidade igual a esta grande cidade!

19 Em sinal de tristeza eles jogaram pó sobre a cabeça, choraram e gritaram assim:

— Ai da grande cidade! Ai da cidade onde, à custa da sua grande riqueza, se enriqueceram todos os que tinham navios no mar! E em apenas uma hora ela perdeu tudo!

20 Alegrem-se, ó céus, por causa da destruição dessa cidade! Alegrem-se, povo de Deus, apóstolos e profetas! Pois Deus a condenou pelo que ela fez a vocês!

21 Então um anjo forte levantou uma pedra do tamanho de uma grande pedra de moinho e a jogou no mar. E disse:

— É assim que a grande cidade de Babilônia será jogada fora com violência e nunca mais será vista. 22 A música dos tocadores de harpa, de flauta e de trombeta e as vozes dos cantores nunca mais serão ouvidas em você, e em você nunca mais será encontrado nenhum trabalhador de qualquer ofício, e nunca mais se ouvirá em você o barulho das pedras de moinho! 23 Em você jamais brilhará a luz de uma lamparina, e nunca mais se ouvirá em você a voz dos noivos e das noivas. Os seus comerciantes foram os mais poderosos do mundo, e com feitiçaria você enganou todos os povos da terra.

24 A grande Babilônia foi castigada porque nela foi encontrado o sangue dos profetas, o sangue do povo de Deus e o de todos os que foram assassinados na terra.

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