1 After these things I saw another angel coming down from Heaven, having great
power, and the earth was illuminated with his glory.
2 And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen,
and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every unclean spirit, and a cage
for every unclean and hated bird!
3 For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her sexual perversities, the
kings of the earth have prostituted themselves with her, and the merchants of the earth
have become rich through the power of her luxury.
4 And I heard another voice from Heaven saying, Come out of her, my people, so that
you not share in her sins, and so that you not receive of her plagues.
5 For her sins have reached to Heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
6 Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her
works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her.
7 By however much she has glorified herself and lived luxuriously, by the same amount
give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, I sit as queen, and am no widow,
and will not see sorrow.
8 Therefore her plagues will come in one day; death and mourning and famine. And she
will be consumed with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
9 The kings of the earth who prostituted themselves and lived luxuriously with her will
weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning,
10 standing at a distance because of the terror 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
12 merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk
and scarlet, every kind of thyine wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object
of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble;
13 and cinnamon and incense, ointment and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and
wheat, beasts and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men.
14 And the fruit that your soul lusted for has gone from you, and all the things which are
rich and splendid have gone from you, 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
because of the terror 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 is come 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
19 And 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 and prophets, for God has avenged
you on her!
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 by no
means be found anymore.
22 The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters shall by no means be heard
in you anymore. No craftsman of any craft shall ever be found in you anymore, and the
sound of a millstone shall by no means be heard in you anymore.
23 And the light of a lamp shall not ever shine in you anymore, and the voice of
bridegroom and bride shall not ever be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were
the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were led astray.
24 And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on