Revelation 18 Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
Another Angel Says, Babylon The Great Fell, It Fell!
18 After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority. And the earth was illuminated by his glory. 2 And he cried-out with a strong voice, saying “Babylon the great fell, it fell! And it became a dwelling-place of demons, and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean bird, and a prison of every unclean and hated wild-beast. 3 Because all the nations have drunk from[a] the wine of the passion[b] of her sexual-immorality, and the kings of the earth committed-sexual-immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth became-rich by the power of her luxury”.
A Voice Says, Come Out of Her, My People. Babylon’s Judgment Comes In One Day
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying “Come out of her, my people, so-that you will not participate in her sins, and so that you will not receive of her plagues, 5 because her sins reached as far as heaven, and God remembered her wrongs. 6 Render[c] to her as indeed she herself rendered, and double[d] the doubles in accordance with her works. Mix double for her in the cup in which she mixed. 7 To the degree she glorified herself and lived-luxuriously[e], to that degree give her torment and mourning. Because she says in her heart that ‘I sit as queen and I am not a widow, and I will never see mourning’, 8 for this reason her plagues will come in one day— death[f] and mourning and famine— and she will be burned-up with fire, because the Lord God, the One having judged her, is strong[g].
The Kings of The Earth Weep
9 “And the kings of the earth having committed-sexual-immorality with her and lived-luxuriously will weep and beat-their-breasts over her when they see the smoke of her burning, 10 while standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying ‘Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city— because your judgment came in one hour’.
The Merchants of The Earth Weep
11 “And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargo[h] anymore— 12 cargo of gold and of silver and of precious stone and of pearls, and of fine-linen and of purple and of silk and of scarlet, and everything made-of-citron wood, and every object made-of-ivory, and every object from very-precious wood and brass and iron and marble, 13 and cinnamon and spice and incense and perfume and frankincense, and wine and olive-oil and fine-flour and wheat and cattle and sheep, and of horses and of carriages, and of bodies[i]— even[j] souls of people. 14 And[k] the fruit of [l] the desire of your soul departed from you; indeed all the rich things and shining things perished from you, and people will never find them anymore. 15 The merchants of these things, the ones having become-rich from her, will stand at a distance because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning, 16 saying ‘Woe, woe, the great city, the one having been clothed-with fine-linen and purple and scarlet, and having been gilded with gold, and with precious stone and pearl— 17 because so much wealth was desolated in one hour!’
All Who Work The Sea Weep
“And every helmsman[m] and everyone sailing to a place and sailors and all-who work the sea stood at a distance, 18 and were crying-out while seeing the smoke of her burning, saying ‘What city is like the great city?’ 19 And they threw dirt on their heads and were crying-out, weeping and mourning, saying ‘Woe, woe, the great city by which all the ones having ships at sea became-rich because-of her preciousness[n]— because she was desolated in one hour!’
A Strong Angel Says Babylon Will Never Be Seen Again
21 And one strong angel picked-up a stone like a large millstone and threw it into the sea, saying “In this manner, Babylon the great city will be thrown-down with violence and never found again. 22 And a sound of harpists and musicians and flute-players and trumpeters will never be heard in you again. And every craftsman of every craft will never be found in you again. And a sound of a mill will never be heard in you again. 23 And a light of a lamp will never shine in you again. And a sound of a bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Because your merchants were the princes of the earth. Because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery, 24 and in her the blood of prophets and saints was found, even of all the ones having been slain upon the earth”.
Revelation 18 New International Version (NIV)
Lament Over Fallen Babylon
18 After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. 2 With a mighty voice he shouted:
“‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’[a]
Warning to Escape Babylon’s Judgment
4 Then I heard another voice from heaven say:
“‘Come out of her, my people,’[b]
Threefold Woe Over Babylon’s Fall
9 “When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her. 10 Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry:
“‘Woe! Woe to you, great city,
11 “The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes anymore— 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; 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.
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 will stand far off, terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn 16 and cry out:
“‘Woe! Woe to you, great city,
“Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off. 18 When they see the smoke of her burning, they will exclaim, ‘Was there ever a city like this great city?’ 19 They will throw dust on their heads, and with weeping and mourning cry out:
“‘Woe! Woe to you, great city,
20 “Rejoice over her, you heavens!
The Finality of Babylon’s Doom
21 Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea, and said:
“With such violence