Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols.
Your mother, hath turned very pale, She that bare you, hath turned red, - Lo! the last of nations, is - A desert, A parched land, and A waste plain,
and The fords, have been seized, and The reeds, have they burned with fire; and The men of war, are dismayed!
Who saith to the deep - Be dry and Thy rivers, will I drain!
And, the sixth, poured out his bowl upon the great river: theEuphrates; and the water thereof, was dried up, that the way might be prepared, of the kings who were from the rising of the sun.
And he saith unto me - The waters which thou sawest, where the harlot sitteth, are, peoples and multitudes, and nations and tongues.
Tell ye among the nations And let it be heard And lift ye up a standard, Let it be heard do not conceal: Say ye - Captured is Babylon, Confounded is Bel, Broken in pieces is Merodach, Confounded are her images, Broken down her manufactured gods;
So will I bring punishment upon Bel in Babylon, And will bring forth what he hath swallowed out of his mouth, And the nations shall stream unto him no more, - Even the wall of Babylon hath fallen!
Bel, hath crouched, Nebo, is cowering, Their images, are delivered up to beast and to cattle, - The things ye carried about, are become a load, A burden, to the weary!
they drank wine, - and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze, iron, wood and stone.
What hath a carved image, profited, though the fashioner thereof, carved it? a molten image, and a teacher of falsehood, - though the fashioner of his fashioned thing trusted therein? that men should make Dumb Nonentities!
and, upon her forehead, a name written, a secret: Babylon the great, the Mother of the Harlots and of the Abominations of the earth.
A cup of gold, was Babylon in the hand of Yahweh, Making drunk all the earth, - Of her wine, have the nations drunk, For this cause have the nations been acting as men who are mad.
Frustrating the signs of praters, And, diviners, he confoundeth, - Turning wise men backwards, And their knowledge, he maketh folly;
But, while, in Athens, Paul was expecting them, his spirit within him was being urged on, seeing how the city was given to idols.