After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven,
having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory.
2 And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, "Fallen,
fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of
demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every
unclean and hateful bird.
3 "For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion
of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts
of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become
rich by the wealth of her sensuality."
4 I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of
her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and
receive of her plagues;
5 for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered
"Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her
double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed,
mix twice as much for her.
7 "To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously,
to the same degree give her torment and mourning; for she says
in her heart, 'I SIT as A QUEEN AND I AM NOT A WIDOW, and will
never see mourning.'
8 "For this reason in one day her plagues will come, pestilence
and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire;
for the Lord God who judges her is strong.
Lament for Babylon
"And the kings of the earth, who committed acts of immorality
and lived sensuously with her, will weep and lament over her when
they see the smoke of her burning,
standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying,
'Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in one
hour your judgment has come.'
11 "And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her,
because no one buys their cargoes any more--
12 cargoes of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and
fine linen and purple and silk and scarlet, and every kind of
citron wood and every article of ivory and every article made
from very costly wood and bronze 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 cargoes of horses and chariots and slaves and human