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The Revelation of Saint John the Divine, chapter 18, Vulgate and King James Version

Chapter 18


   1 Post haec vidi alium ange lum descendentem de caelo, habentem potestatem magnam; et terra illuminata est a claritate eius.
   2 Et clamavit in forti voce dicens: "Cecidit, cecidit Babylon magna et facta est habitatio daemoniorum et custodia omnis spiritus immundi et custodia omnis bestiae immundae et odibilis;
   3 quia de vino irae fornicationis eius biberunt omnes gentes, et reges terrae cum illa fornicati sunt, et mercatores terrae de virtute deliciarum eius divites facti sunt!".
   4 Et audivi aliam vocem de caelo dicentem: "Exite de illa, populus meus, ut ne comparticipes sitis peccatorum eius et de plagis eius non accipiatis,
   5 quoniam pervenerunt peccata eius usque ad caelum, et recordatus est Deus iniquitatum eius.
   6 Reddite illi, sicut et ipsa reddidit, et duplicate duplicia secundum opera eius; in poculo, quo miscuit, miscete illi duplum.
   7 Quantum glorificavit se et in deliciis fuit, tantum date illi tormentum et luctum. Quia in corde suo dicit: "Sedeo regina et vidua non sum et luctum non videbo",
   8 ideo in una die venient plagae eius, mors et luctus et fames, et igne comburetur, quia fortis est Dominus Deus, qui iudicavit illam".
   9 Et flebunt et plangent se super illam reges terrae, qui cum illa fornicati sunt et in deliciis vixerunt, cum viderint fumum incendii eius,
   10 longe stantes propter timorem tormentorum eius, dicentes: "Vae, vae, civitas illa magna, Babylon, civitas illa fortis, quoniam una hora venit iudicium tuum!".
   11 Et negotiatores terrae flent et lugent super illam, quoniam mercem eorum nemo emit amplius:
   12 mercem auri et argenti et lapidis pretiosi et margaritarum, et byssi et purpurae et serici et cocci, et omne lignum thyinum et omnia vasa eboris et omnia vasa de ligno pretiosissimo et aeramento et ferro et marmore,
   13 et cinnamomum et amomum et odoramenta et unguenta et tus, et vinum et oleum et similam et triticum, et iumenta et oves et equorum et raedarum, et mancipiorum et animas hominum.
   14 Et fructus tui, desiderium animae, discesserunt a te, et omnia pinguia et clara perierunt a te, et amplius illa iam non invenient.
   15 Mercatores horum, qui divites facti sunt ab ea, longe stabunt propter timorem tormentorum eius flentes ac lugentes,
   16 dicentes: "Vae, vae, civitas illa magna, quae amicta erat byssino et purpura et cocco, et deaurata auro et lapide pretioso et margarita,
   17 quoniam una hora desolatae sunt tantae divitiae!". Et omnis gubernator et omnis, qui in locum navigat, et nautae et, quotquot maria operantur, longe steterunt
   18 et clamabant, videntes fumum incendii eius, dicentes: "Quae similis civitati huic magnae?".
   19 Et miserunt pulverem super capita sua et clamabant, flentes et lugentes, dicentes: "Vae, vae, civitas illa magna, in qua divites facti sunt omnes, qui habent naves in mari, de opibus eius, quoniam una hora desolata est!
   20 Exsulta super eam, caelum, et sancti et apostoli et prophetae, quoniam iudicavit Deus iudicium vestrum de illa!".
   21 Et sustulit unus angelus fortis lapidem quasi molarem magnum et misit in mare dicens: "Impetu sic mittetur Babylon magna illa civitas et ultra iam non invenietur.
   22 Et vox citharoedorum et musicorum et tibia canentium et tuba non audietur in te amplius, et omnis artifex omnis artis non invenietur in te amplius, et vox molae non audietur in te amplius,
   23 et lux lucernae non lucebit tibi amplius, et vox sponsi et sponsae non audietur in te amplius; quia mercatores tui erant magnates terrae, quia in veneficiis tuis erraverunt omnes gentes,
   24 et in ea sanguis prophetarum et sanctorum inventus est et omnium, qui interfecti sunt in terra!".

King James Version

   1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
   2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
   3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
   4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
   5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
   6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
   7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
   8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
   9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
   10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
   11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
   12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
   13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
   14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
   15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
   16 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!
   17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
   18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
   19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
   20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
   21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
   22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
   23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
   24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

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