1Andafter these things I sawanotherangel come downfromheaven,havinggreatpower;and the earth was lightenedwithhisglory.2And he criedmightilywith a strongvoice,saying , Babylon the great is fallen , is fallen , and is become the habitation of devils,and the hold of everyfoulspirit,and a cage of everyuncleanandhatefulbird.3Forallnations have drunkof the wine of the wrath of herfornication,and the kings of the earth have committed fornicationwithher,and the merchants of the earth are waxed richthrough the abundancea of herdelicacies.4And I heardanothervoicefromheaven,saying , Come out ofher,mypeople,that ye benotpartakers of hersins,andthat ye receivenotofherplagues.5Forhersins have reacheduntoheaven,andGod hath rememberedheriniquities.6Rewardherevenassherewardedyou,anddouble unto herdouble according toherworks:in the cupwhich she hath filledfill to herdouble.7
How much she hath glorifiedherself,and lived deliciously , so muchtormentandsorrowgiveher:for she saithinherheart, I sit a queen,andamnowidow,and shall seenosorrow.8Thereforeshallherplaguescomeinoneday,death,andmourning,andfamine;and she shall be utterly burnedwithfire:forstrong is the LordGodwhojudgethher.9And the kings of the earth,who have committed fornicationand lived deliciouslywithher, shall bewailher,andlamentforher,when they shall see the smoke of herburning,10Standingafarofffor the fear of hertorment,saying , Alas,alas, that greatcityBabylon, that mightycity!forinonehouristhyjudgmentcome .
11And the merchants of the earth shall weepandmournoverher;for no manbuyeththeirmerchandise any more:12
The merchandise of gold,andsilver,andpreciousstones,and of pearls,and fine linen,andpurple,andsilk,andscarlet,andallthyinebwood,and all mannervessels of ivory,and all mannervesselsof most preciouswood,and of brass,andiron,andmarble,13Andcinnamon,andodours,andointments,andfrankincense,andwine,andoil,and fine flour,andwheat,andbeasts,andsheep,andhorses,andchariots,andslaves,candsouls of men.14And the fruits that thysoul lusted after are departedfromthee,and all thingswhich were daintyandgoodly are departedfromthee,and thou shalt findthem no more at all.15
The merchants of these things,which were made richbyher, shall standafarofffor the fear of hertorment,weepingandwailing ,
16Andsaying , Alas,alas, that greatcity, that was clothed in fine linen,andpurple,andscarlet,anddeckedwithgold,andpreciousstones,andpearls!17For in onehour so greatriches is come to nought . Andeveryshipmaster,andall the companyinships,andsailors,and as many astrade by sea,stoodafaroff,18Andcried when they saw the smoke of herburning,saying , What city is like unto this greatcity!19And they castdustontheirheads,andcried , weepingandwailing , saying , Alas,alas, that greatcity,whereinwere made richall that hadshipsin the sea by reason ofhercostliness!for in onehour is she made desolate .
20Rejoiceoverher, thou heaven,and ye holyapostlesandprophets;forGod hath avengedyouonher.21Andamightyangel took up a stonelike a greatmillstone,andcast it into the sea,saying , Thus with violenceshall that greatcityBabylon be thrown down , and shall be found no more at all.22And the voice of harpers,andmusicians,and of pipers,andtrumpeters, shall be heard no more at allinthee;andnocraftsman, of whatsoevercraft he be, shall be found any moreinthee;and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at allinthee;23And the light of a candle shall shine no more at allinthee;and the voice of the bridegroomand of the bride shall be heard no more at allinthee:forthymerchantswere the great men of the earth;forbythysorcerieswereallnationsdeceived .
24Andinher was found the blood of prophets,and of saints,and of all that were slainupon the earth.