"1Pay her backeven as she has paid, and agiveback to her doubleaccording to her deeds ; in the 2cupwhich she has mixed, mixtwice as much for her.
"3To the degree that she glorifiedherself and 4livedbsensuously, to the samedegreegive her torment and mourning ; for she says in her heart, '5I SIT as A QUEEN AND I AM NOT A WIDOW, and will neverseemourning.'
"For thisreason6in oneday her plagues will come, cpestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be 7burned up with fire ; for the LordGod who judges her 8is strong.
"And 9the kings of the earth, who committed acts of immorality and 10liveddsensuously with her, will 11weep and lamentover her when they 12see the smoke of her burning,
1013standing at a distancebecause of the fear of her torment, saying, '14Woe, woe, 15the greatcity, Babylon, the strongcity ! For in 16onehour your judgment has come.'
"And the 17merchants of the earth18weep and mournover her, becausenoonebuys their cargoesanymore -
12cargoes of 19gold and silver and preciousestones and pearls and finelinen and purple and silk and scarlet, and every kind of citronwood and everyarticle of ivory and everyarticle made from verycostlywood and fbronze and iron and marble,
and cinnamon and gspice and incense and perfume and frankincense and wine and oliveoil and fineflour and wheat and cattle and sheep, and cargoes of horses and chariots and hslaves and i20humanlives.
"The fruitjyou long for has gone from you, and all things that were luxurious and splendid have passedaway from you and men will nolongerfind them.
"The 21merchants of 22thesethings, who became rich from her, will 23stand at a distancebecause of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning,
16saying, '24Woe, woe, 25the greatcity, she who 26was clothed in finelinen and purple and scarlet, and kadorned with gold and preciouslstones and pearls ;