Bible: Rev 18:1-8

Babylon is Destroyed

18:1 After these things I saw another angel, who possessed great authority, coming down out of heaven, and the earth was lit up by his radiance. 1  18:2 He 2  shouted with a powerful voice:

“Fallen, fallen, is Babylon the great!

She 3  has become a lair for demons,

a haunt 4  for every unclean spirit,

a haunt for every unclean bird,

a haunt for every unclean and detested beast. 5 

18:3 For all the nations 6  have fallen 7  from

the wine of her immoral passion, 8 

and the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality with her,

and the merchants of the earth have gotten rich from the power of her sensual behavior.” 9 

18:4 Then 10  I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, so you will not take part in her sins and so you will not receive her plagues, 18:5 because her sins have piled 11  up all the way to heaven 12  and God has remembered 13  her crimes. 14  18:6 Repay her the same way she repaid others; 15  pay her back double 16  corresponding to her deeds. In the cup she mixed, mix double the amount for her. 18:7 As much as 17  she exalted herself and lived in sensual luxury, 18  to this extent give her torment and grief because she said to herself, 19 I rule as queen and am no widow; I will never experience grief!’ 18:8 For this reason, she will experience her plagues 20  in a single day: disease, 21  mourning, 22  and famine, and she will be burned down 23  with fire, because the Lord God who judges her is powerful!

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