Revelation 19:3

3 And again they shouted: “Hallelujah! The smoke from her goes up for ever and ever.”

Revelation 19:3 in Other Translations

3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
3 Once more they cried out, "Hallelujah! The smoke from her goes up forever and ever."
3 And again their voices rang out: “Praise the LORD ! The smoke from that city ascends forever and ever!”
3 Then, more singing: Hallelujah! The smoke from her burning billows up to high Heaven forever and ever and ever.
3 A second time they said: Hallelujah! Her smoke ascends forever and ever!

Revelation 19:3 Meaning and Commentary

Revelation 19:3

And again they said, Alleluia
Or a "second time" they said it; they began and ended their solemn worship and service with it; so some psalms begin and end with this word, translated in the Old Testament by the words "Praise ye the LORD", as in ( Psalms 106:1 Psalms 106:48 ) ( Psalms 113:1 Psalms 113:9 ) &c. and the repeating of the word shows how hearty, arnest, and constant they were in the work of praise on this account:

and her smoke rose up for ever and ever;
they repeated their hallelujah, or gave one spiritual "huzza" more at the burning of Rome, and this followed: or the words may be rendered, "for her smoke rose" and so are a reason for the second "hallelujah": it looks as if Rome, like another Sodom and Gomorrah, would sink into a sulphurous burning lake, and continue so: respect is had to the everlasting punishment of antichrist and his followers in hell, and to the everlasting burnings that will follow Rome's temporal destruction, which was an example and symbol of the vengeance of eternal fire; see ( Revelation 14:11 ) so the Jews F15 say of the burning of Rome, that its fire shall not be quenched for ever, and that "its smoke shall rise up for".


F15 Yalkut Simeoni, par. 2. fol. 48. 2.

Revelation 19:3 In-Context

1 After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
2 for true and just are his judgments. He has condemned the great prostitute who corrupted the earth by her adulteries. He has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”
3 And again they shouted: “Hallelujah! The smoke from her goes up for ever and ever.”
4 The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who was seated on the throne. And they cried: “Amen, Hallelujah!”
5 Then a voice came from the throne, saying: “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both great and small!”

Cross References 2

  • 1. ver 1,4,6
  • 2. Isaiah 34:10; Revelation 14:11
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