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.a [All this will happen] because your merchants were the nobility of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery,b

References for Revelation 18:23

    • … 18:23 - Jr 25:10
    • † 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.