1 After this I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power, and the earth was lighted by his glory. 2 And he cried with a loud voice, saving, Babylon the great has fallen, has fallen, and has become a habitation of demons, and a haunt of every impure spirit, and a haunt of every impure and hateful bird, 3 because all nations have drank of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth became rich from the greatness of her luxury.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you may not partake of her sins, and receive of her plagues; 5 for her sins have reached to heaven and God has remembered her wickedness. 6 Render to her as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; of the cup that she has mixed, mix to her double; 7 as much as she glorified herself, and lived luxuriously, so much distress and sorrow give her. For she says in her mind, I sit a queen and am not a widow and I see not sorrow. 8 Therefore in one day shall her plagues come, death and sorrow and famine, and she shall be burnt with fire; for mighty is the Lord God who has judged her.
9 And the kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her shall weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, 10 standing at a distance on account of fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, the great city, Babylon the mighty city, for in one hour your judgment has come.
11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and lament for her, because no one buys their wares any more, 12 wares of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls, and linen and purple and silk and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and every implement of ivory and every implement of most precious wood, of brass and iron and marble, 13 cinnamon and amomum and incense and ointment and frankincense, and wine and oil and fine flour and wheat and cattle and sheep, and of horses and chariots and servants, and souls of men.
14 And the fruit of your soul's desire has gone from you, and all precious and shining stores have perished from you, and you shall find them no more.
15 And dealers in these things, and those who became rich by her, shall stand afar off for fear of her distress, weeping and lamenting, 16 saying, Alas, alas, the great city, that was clothed with fine linen and purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, 17 for in one hour are so great riches made a desolation. And every sailing-master and every one who sails to the place, and sailors and all that work on the sea, shall stand afar off, 18 and looking on the smoke of its burning, cry, saying, What city is like this great city? 19 And they shall cast dust on their heads, and cry weeping and lamenting, saying, Alas, alas, the great city, by which all were enriched who had ships on the sea on account of her costly merchandise, for in one hour is it made desolate. 20 Rejoice over her, heaven, and you holy angels and apostles and prophets, for God has executed your judgment 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 Babylon the great city be cast down, and shall be found no more. 22 And the voice of harpers and singers and of those that play on flutes and trumpets shall be heard in you no more. And no artisan of any art shall be found in you any more, and the sound of a mill shall be heard in you no more, 23 and the light of a candle shall shine in you no more, and the voice of a bridegroom and of a bride shall be heard in you no more, for your merchants were the great ones of the earth, for all nations were deceived by your magic arts, 24 and in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all that have been killed on the earth.