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And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
Because, by reason of the wineof the wrath of her lewdness, have all the nations fallen, and, the kings of the earth, with her, did commit lewdness, and, the merchants of the earth, by reason of the power of her wantonness, waxed rich.
And he causeth all - the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, - that they should give unto them a mark, upon their right hand or upon their forehead;
The oracle on Tyre, - Howl! ye ships of Tarshish, For it is laid too waste to be a haven to enter, From the land of Cyprus, hath it been unveiled to them.
Such, have they become to thee, with whom thou hast wearied thyself, - Thy merchants - from thy youth, will every man stagger straight onwards - There is none to save thee.
Then shall they take up over thee a dirge, And say to thee,- How hast thou perished, And ceased from the seas,- The city renowned which was strong in the sea She and they who dwelt in her, Who imparted their terror To all who dwelt in her.
Thy wealth and thy wares, thy merchandise thy mariners, and thy sailors,-thy calkers and the barterers of thy merchandise and all thy men of war who are in thee and in all thy gathered host which is in thy midst Shall fall into the heart of the seas, In the day of thy fall.
Howl, ye inhabitants of the lower city, - because destroyed are all the people of traffic, cut off are all they who were laden with silver.
For better is her merchandise, than the merchandise of silver, yea, than gold, her increase;
And, they, slighting it, went off, one, indeed, into his own field, and, another, unto his merchandise, -
and unto them who were selling, the doves, he said - Take these things hence! Be not making, the house of my Father, a house of merchandise.
2 Peter 2:3
And, in greed, with forged words, will they, of you, make merchandise: for whom, the sentence from of old, is not idle, and, their destruction, doth not slumber.