- ¶ AFTER these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power;
and the earth was lighted by his glory.
- And he cried with a mighty voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen and has become a habitation of those possessed with devils and the shelter of every foul spirit and the shelter of every unclean and detestable bird and the shelter of every unclean and loathsome wild beast.
- Because all nations have drunk of the wine of her wrath and the kings of the earth have committed adultery with her and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the power of her trade.
- And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, O my people, so that you may not become partakers of her sins and lest you be smitten by her plagues.
- For her sins have reached up to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
- Reward her even as she has rewarded you, and return to her a double portion according to her works;
in the cup which she has mixed, mix for her double.
- For as much as she has glorified herself and lived deliciously, give her so much torment and sorrow;
for she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow and shall see no sorrow.
- Therefore, her plagues shall come in one day, death and mourning and famine, and she shall be burned with fire;
for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.
- ¶ And the kings of the earth who committed adultery and lived deliciously with her will weep and mourn and wail over her when they see the smoke of her burning.
- Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Woe, woe, that great city Babylon, that mighty city!
For in one hour you have been condemned.
- And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her;
for no man buys their merchandise any more.
- Never again will there be cargoes of gold and silver and precious stones, and pearls and fine linen and purple and silk and scarlet and every kind of aromatic wood, and all manner of vessels of ivory, and all manner of vessels of most precious wood, and of brass and iron and marble
- And cinnamon and perfumes and spices and myrrh and frankincense and wine, and oil and fine flour and wheat and cattle and sheep, and horses and chariots and hides and slaves.
- And the fruits which your soul lusted after are departed from you, and all things which were luxurious and goodly are lost to you, and you shall never find them any more at all.
- The merchants of these things, who were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, and they shall weep and wail,
- Saying, Woe, woe, that great city, which was clothed with fine linen and purple and scarlet, inlaid with gold, and precious stones and pearls!
For in one hour these great riches are destroyed.
- And every shipmaster and all the travelers in ships and sailors and all those who labor at sea stood afar off,
- And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like to this great city!
- And they threw dust on their heads and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Woe, woe, that great city, where all who had ships on the sea were made rich by reason of her preciousness!
For in one hour she is destroyed.
- Rejoice over her, O heaven and angels, apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her.
- And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and cast it into the sea, saying, So shall that great city Babylon be overthrown with violence and shall be found no more at all.
- And the sound of harpers and musicians and singers and trumpeters shall not be heard in you again and no craftsman of whatever craft he be shall be found any more in you;
- And the light of a lamp shall shine no more at all in you;
and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in you;
for your merchants were the great men of the earth;
for by your sorceries were all peoples deceived.
- And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of all who were slain upon the earth.