18After all this I saw another angel come down from heaven with great authority, and the earth grew bright with his splendor.G2532G3326G5023G1492G243G32G2597G1537G3772G2192G3173G1849G2532G1093G5461G1537G846G1391 2He gave a mighty shout: "Babylon is fallen—that great city is fallen! She has become a home for demons. She is a hideout for every foul spirit, a hideout for every foul vulture and every foul and dreadful animal.G2532G2896G2479G1722G3173G5456G3004G897G3173G4098G4098G2532G1096G2732G1142G2532G5438G3956G169G4151G2532G5438G3956G169G2532G3404G3732 3For all the nations have fallen because of the wine of her passionate immorality. The kings of the world have committed adultery with her. Because of her desires for extravagant luxury, the merchants of the world have grown rich."G3754G3956G1484G4095G1537G3631G2372G846G4202G2532G935G1093G4203G3326G846G2532G1713G1093G4147G1537G1411G846G4764 4Then I heard another voice calling from heaven, "Come away from her, my people. Do not take part in her sins, or you will be punished with her.G2532G191G243G5456G1537G3772G3004G1831G1537G846G3450G2992G3363G4790G3363G4790G846G266G2532G3363G2983G3363G1537G846G4127 5For her sins are piled as high as heaven, and God remembers her evil deeds.G3754G846G266G190G2853G891G3772G2532G2316G3421G846G92 6Do to her as she has done to others. Double her penalty for all her evil deeds. She brewed a cup of terror for others, so brew twice as much.G591G846G2532G5613G846G3778G591G5213G2532G1363G846G1362G2596G846G2041G1722G4221G3739G2767G2767G846G1362 7She glorified herself and lived in luxury, so match it now with torment and sorrow. She boasted in her heart, 'I am queen on my throne. I am no helpless widow, and I have no reason to mourn.'G3745G1392G1438G2532G4763G5118G929G2532G3997G1325G846G3754G3004G1722G846G2588G2521G938G2532G1510G3756G5503G2532G1492G3364G3997 8Therefore, these plagues will overtake her in a single day—death and mourning and famine. She will be completely consumed by fire, for the Lord God who judges her is mighty."G5124G1223G2240G846G4127G2240G1722G3391G2250G2288G2532G3997G2532G3042G2532G2618G1722G4442G3754G2478G2962G2316G3588G2919G846 9And the kings of the world who committed adultery with her and enjoyed her great luxury will mourn for her as they see the smoke rising from her charred remains.G2532G935G1093G3588G4203G2532G4763G3326G846G2799G846G2532G2875G1909G846G3752G991G2586G846G4451 10They will stand at a distance, terrified by her great torment. They will cry out, "How terrible, how terrible for you, O Babylon, you great city! In a single moment God's judgment came on you."G2476G3113G575G1223G5401G846G929G3004G3759G3759G3173G4172G897G2478G4172G3754G1722G3391G5610G2064G4675G2920G2064 11The merchants of the world will weep and mourn for her, for there is no one left to buy their goods.G2532G1713G1093G2799G2532G3996G1909G846G3754G3762G59G846G1117G3765 12She bought great quantities of gold, silver, jewels, and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk, and scarlet cloth; things made of fragrant thyine wood, ivory goods, and objects made of expensive wood; and bronze, iron, and marble.G1117G5557G2532G696G2532G5093G3037G2532G3135G2532G1040G2532G4209G2532G4596G2532G2847G2532G3956G2367G3586G2532G3956G4632G1661G2532G3956G4632G1537G5093G3586G2532G5475G2532G4604G2532G3139 13She also bought cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, olive oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle, sheep, horses, chariots, and bodies—that is, human slaves.G2532G2792G2532G2368G2532G3464G2532G3030G2532G3631G2532G1637G2532G4585G2532G4621G2532G2934G2532G4263G2532G2462G2532G4480G2532G4983G2532G5590G444 14"The fancy things you loved so much are gone," they cry. "All your luxuries and splendor are gone forever, never to be yours again."G2532G3703G4675G5590G1939G565G575G4675G2532G3956G3588G3045G2532G2986G565G575G4675G2532G2147G846G3765G3364 15The merchants who became wealthy by selling her these things will stand at a distance, terrified by her great torment. They will weep and cry out,G1713G5130G3588G4147G575G846G2476G3113G575G1223G5401G846G929G2799G2532G3996 16"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!G2532G3004G3759G3759G3173G4172G4016G1039G2532G4210G2532G2847G2532G5558G1722G5557G2532G5093G3037G2532G3135 17In a single moment all the wealth of the city is gone!" And all the captains of the merchant ships and their passengers and sailors and crews will stand at a distance.G3754G3391G5610G5118G4149G2049G2532G3956G2942G2532G3956G3658G1909G4143G2532G3492G2532G3745G2038G2281G2476G3113G575 18They will cry out as they watch the smoke ascend, and they will say, "Where is there another city as great as this?"G2532G2896G3708G2586G846G4451G3004G5101G3664G3173G4172 19And they will weep and throw dust on their heads to show their grief. And they will cry out, "How terrible, how terrible for that great city! The shipowners became wealthy by transporting her great wealth on the seas. In a single moment it is all gone."G2532G906G5522G1909G846G2776G2532G2896G2799G2532G3996G3004G3759G3759G3173G4172G1722G3739G4147G3956G2192G4143G1722G2281G1537G846G5094G3754G3391G5610G2049 20Rejoice over her fate, O heaven and people of God and apostles and prophets! For at last God has judged her for your sakes.G2165G1909G846G3772G2532G40G652G2532G4396G3754G2316G2917G2919G5216G1537G846 21Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a huge millstone. He threw it into the ocean and shouted, "Just like this, the great city Babylon will be thrown down with violence and will never be found again.G2532G1520G2478G32G142G3037G5613G3173G3458G2532G906G1519G2281G3004G3779G3731G906G3173G4172G897G906G2532G2147G3364G2089 22The sound of harps, singers, flutes, and trumpets will never be heard in you again. No craftsmen and no trades will ever be found in you again. The sound of the mill will never be heard in you again.G2532G5456G2790G2532G3451G2532G834G2532G4538G191G3364G2089G1722G4671G2532G3364G3956G5079G3956G5078G2147G2089G1722G4671G2532G5456G3458G191G3364G2089G1722G4671 23The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The happy voices of brides and grooms will never be heard in you again. For your merchants were the greatest in the world, and you deceived the nations with your sorceries.G2532G5457G3088G5316G3364G2089G1722G4671G2532G5456G3566G2532G3565G191G3364G2089G1722G4671G3754G4675G1713G2258G3175G1093G3754G1722G4675G5331G4105G3956G1484G4105 24In your streets flowed the blood of the prophets and of God's holy people and the blood of people slaughtered all over the world."G2532G1722G846G2147G129G4396G2532G40G2532G3956G4969G1909G1093
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