Revelation 18:5

5 for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes.

Read Revelation 18:5 Using Other Translations

For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
For her sins are piled as high as heaven, and God remembers her evil deeds.

What does Revelation 18:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Revelation 18:5

For her sins have reached unto heaven
Or "have followed unto heaven"; one after another, in one age after another, until they have been as it were heaped up together, and have reached the heavens; the phrase denotes the multitude of them, God's knowledge and notice of them, and the cry of them to him; see ( Genesis 18:20 ) ( Jonah 1:2 ) the Alexandrian copy and Complutensian edition read, "have cleaved", or "glued", and so the Syriac and Arabic versions seem to have read; her sins were as it were soldered together, and stuck fast to her, and being joined and linked together, made a long chain, and reached to heaven, and cleaved to that, and cried for vengeance:

and God hath remembered her iniquities;
and is about to punish her for them; for as forgiveness of sin is signified by a non-remembrance of it, so punishment of sin by a remembrance of it, and of the persons that commit it; see ( Revelation 16:19 ) .

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