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Revelation 18:6-16 (New American Standard)

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6 "1Pay her back even as she has paid, and agive back to her double according to her deeds; in the 2cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her. 7 "3To the degree that she glorified herself and 4lived bsensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, '5I SIT as A QUEEN AND I AM NOT A WIDOW, and will never see mourning.' 8 "For this reason 6in one day her plagues will come, cpestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be 7burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her 8is strong.

Lament for Babylon

9 "And 9the kings of the earth, who committed acts of immorality and 10lived dsensuously with her, will 11weep and lament over her when they 12see the smoke of her burning, 10 13standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying, '14Woe, woe, 15the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in 16one hour your judgment has come.' 11 "And the 17merchants of the earth 18weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargoes any more - 12 cargoes of 19gold and silver and precious estones 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 fbronze and iron and marble, 13 and cinnamon and gspice 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 hslaves and i20human lives. 14 "The fruit jyou long for has gone from you, and all things that were luxurious and splendid have passed away from you and men will no longer find them. 15 "The 21merchants of 22these things, who became rich from her, will 23stand at a distance because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning, 16 saying, '24Woe, woe, 25the great city, she who 26was clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and kadorned with gold and precious lstones and pearls;
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