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 was greatly ashamed; she bearing you was put to shame: behold the last of the nations a desert, dryness and a sterile region.
And the passages were taken, and they burnt the ropes in fire, and the men of war trembled.
Saying to the depth, Be thou dry, and I will dry up thy rivers.
And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and its water was dried up, that the way of the kings of the risings of the sun might be prepared.
And he says to me, The waters which thou sawest, where the harlot sits, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
Announce ye in the nations, and cause to be heard, and lift up a signal; cause to be heard, ye shall not hide: say, Babel was taken, Bel was ashamed, Merodach was broken; her images were ashamed, her blocks were broken.
And I reviewed over Bel in Babel, and brought forth his swallowing from his mouth: and the nations shall no more flow to him: also the wall of Babel fell.
Bel bent; Nebo bowed down; their images were for the beast and for the cattle: your gifts were carried; a lifting up to the weary.
They drank wine, and praised to the gods of gold and silver, brass, iron, wood and stone.
What profited the carved image that he forming it carved it? the molten image and he teaching falsehood, that the former of his forming trusted upon it to make nothings being dumb?
And upon her forehead a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, MOTHER OF HARLOTS, AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Babel a cup of gold in the hand of Jehovah, making all the earth drunk: the nations drank from her wine; for this the nations will be foolish.
Bringing to naught the signs at vain boasters, and he will make those divining, foolish; turning back the wise backward, and he will frustrate their knowledge.
And Paul waiting for them among the Athenians, his spirit was excited in him, seeing the city being addicted to idol worship.