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Revelation 18

1 After these [things] I saw another angel descending from heaven having great authority, and the land was illuminated by his glory. 2 For he cried out with [a] strong voice saying: Fallen fallen [is] Babylon the great, and it has become [the] dwelling place of demons and [a] prison of every unclean and hated bird, 3 for from the wine of the anger of her fornication have drunk all the nations, and the kings of the land have fornicated with her, and the merchants of the land have become wealthy from the power of her luxury1. 4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying: Come out from her my people, lest you share with her sins, and lest you receive from her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached until heaven, and God has remembered her unjust [deeds]. 6 Render to her as she also rendered, and double [to her] double according to her deeds. In the cup which she has mixed, mix her double. 7 As much as she glorified herself and live luxuriously2, this much torment and sorrow give to her. For in her heart she says that: I sit [a] queen and am not [a] widow and shall not see sorrow. 8 Because of this her plagues will come in one day, death and sorrow and famine, and she will be burned with fire, for strong [is] the Lord God having judged her. 9 And the kings of the land having fornicated and having lived-luxuriously3 with her will weep and mourn, when they see the smoke of her burning, 10 having stood from afar because of fear of her torment, saying: Woe, woe, great city, Babylon the strong city, for in one hour came your judgment. 11 And the merchants of the land will weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their goods anymore, 12 goods of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple silk and scarlet, and every citron wood and every ivory vessel and every vessel of most precious wood and copper and iron and marble, 13 and cinnamon and amomun and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine flour and wheat and cattle and sheep and horses and carriages and bodies and psyche-lives4 of men. 14 And your fruit of the lust of [your] psyche-life4 has departed from you, and everything costly5 and shiny has perished from you, and you will NO LONGER find them. 15 The merchants of these [things], those having become wealthy, will stand from afar because of fear of her torment, weeping and sorrowing, 16 saying: Woe, woe, the great city, clothed with fine-linen and purple and scarlet, and bedecked with gold and precious stone and pearl, 17 because in one hour such wealth has been made [a] wilderness. And every pilot, and everyone sailing upon the place and sailors and as many as work [on] the sea, stood from afar, 18 and were crying out seeing the smoke of her burning saying: What [city is] like the great city? 19 And they throw dust on their heads and were crying out weeping and sorrowing, saying: Woe, woe, the great city, by which were made wealthy all those having ships in the sea, by her abundance. 20 Be being happy over her, O heaven and holy [ones], and apostles, and prophets, because the Lord has judged your judgment on her. 21 And one strong angel took [a] stone like [a] great millstone, and threw [it] into the sea saying: Thus with violent-rush will Babylon the great city be thrown [down], and it will not every be found. 22 And the sound of harps and musicians and flautists and trumpets will not ever be heard in her, and every craftsman of every craft will not ever be found in her, and [the] sound of [a] millstone will not ever be heard in her, 23 and [the] light of [a] lamp will not ever shine in her, and the sound of bridegroom and bride will not ever be heard in her, because your merchants were the great [men] of the land, because by your sorcery were all the nations deceived, 24 and in her was found [the] blood of [the] prophets and holy [ones] and all those slain upon the land.

1or "sensuality"

2or "sensuously"

3or "sensuously"

4from PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. Animals have PSYCHEs as well as humans. Contrast ZOE (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected.

5or "fat", "oily", "rich"