Revelation 18:16

16 and cry out: “ ‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet, and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls!

Read Revelation 18:16 Using Other Translations

And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
"Alas, alas, for the great city that was clothed in fine linen, in purple and scarlet, adorned with gold, with jewels, and with pearls!
“How terrible, how terrible for that great city! She was clothed in finest purple and scarlet linens, decked out with gold and precious stones and pearls!

What does Revelation 18:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Revelation 18:16

And saying, alas, alas! that great city
. Using the same words the kings of the earth do, ( Revelation 18:10 ) only adding, suitable to their characters as merchants, and the things they traded in with her,

that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked
with gold, and precious stones, and pearls; (See Gill on Revelation 18:12) (See Gill on Revelation 17:4), see also ( Ezekiel 27:32 ) .

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