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After these things I saw another angel coming down out of the heaven, having great authority; and the earth was illumined with his glory.
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And he cried with a strong voice, saying, Fallen [fallen] is Babylon the great, and is become a habitation of demons, and a haunt of every unclean spirit, and a haunt of every unclean and hated bird.
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For of the wine of the fury of her fornication all the nations drank, and the kings of the earth committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth became rich by the power of her luxury.
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And I heard another voice out of the heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye have no fellowship with her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues:
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for her sins have reached unto the heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
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Render to her as she also rendered, and double [the] double according to her works: in the cup which she mixed mix to her double.
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How much she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, so much torment and mourning give her. Because in her heart she saith, I sit a queen and am no widow and shall in no wise see mourning;
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therefore in one day shall her plagues come, death and mourning and famine; and she shall be utterly burnt with fire: for strong is the Lord God that judged her.
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And the kings of the earth that committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her shall weep and wail on account of her, when they see the smoke of her burning,
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standing afar off because of the fear of her torment, saying, Woe, woe, the great city Babylon, the strong city! for in one hour came thy judgment.
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And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn on account of her; for their lading no one buyeth any more—
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lading of gold and of silver and of precious stone and of pearl and of fine linen and of purple and of silk and of scarlet; and all thyine wood and all furniture of ivory and all furniture of most precious wood, and of brass and of iron and of marble;
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and cinnamon and amomum and incense and unguent and frankincense and wine and oil and fine flour and wheat and cattle and sheep, and of horses and of chariots and of bodies and souls of men.
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And the fruits of the desire of thy soul have departed from thee, and all the sumptuous and the bright things have perished from thee, and never shall they find them any more.
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The merchants of these things that became rich by her shall stand afar off because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning,
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saying, Woe, woe, the great city, that was clothed with fine linen and purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stone and pearls!
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for in one hour were so great riches made desolate. And every pilot and every voyager and sailors and as many as trade by the sea stood afar off,
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and cried, seeing the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like the great city!
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And they cast dust upon their heads, and cried, weeping and mourning, saying, Woe, woe, the great city, wherein all that had ships in the sea became rich by reason of her costliness! for in one hour was she made desolate.
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Rejoice over her, O heaven, and ye saints, and ye apostles, and ye prophets: for God hath judged your judgment on her.
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And a strong angel took up a stone as a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall Babylon the great city be cast down, and shall in no wise be found more.
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And no voice of harpers and musicians and pipers and trumpeters shall be heard any more in thee; and no craftsman of any craft shall be found any more in thee; and no sound of millstone shall be heard any more in thee;
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and no light of lamp shall shine any more in thee; and no voice of bridegroom and of bride shall be heard any more in thee; for thy merchants were the great ones of the earth; for by thy sorcery were all the nations deceived.
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And in her the blood of prophets and of saints was found, and of all that were slain on the earth.