The Fall of Babylon
After a these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, b and the earth was illuminated with his glory.
And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, c "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and d has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and e a cage for every unclean and hated bird!
"For all the nations f have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, g and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury."
And I heard another voice from heaven saying, h "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
i "For her sins have reached to heaven, and j God has remembered her iniquities.
k "Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; l in the cup which she has mixed, m mix double for her.
n "In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, 'I sit as o queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.'
"Therefore her plagues will come p in one day - death and mourning and famine. And q she will be utterly burned with fire, r for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
s "The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her t will weep and lament for her, u when they see the smoke of her burning,
"standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, v 'Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! w For in one hour your judgment has come.'
"And x the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore:
y "merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble;
"and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and z souls of men.
"The fruit that your soul longed for has gone from you, and all the things which are rich and splendid have gone from you, and you shall find them no more at all.
"The merchants of these things, who became rich by her, will stand at a distance for fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
"and saying, 'Alas, alas, a that great city b that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls!
c 'For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.' d Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance
e "and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, f 'What is like this great city?'
g "They threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying, 'Alas, alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! h For in one hour she is made desolate.'
i "Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets, for j God has avenged you on her!"
Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, k "Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and l shall not be found anymore.
m "The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters shall not be heard in you anymore. No craftsman of any craft shall be found in you anymore, and the sound of a millstone shall not be heard in you anymore.
n "The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, o and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For p your merchants were the great men of the earth, q for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived.
"And r in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who s were slain on the earth."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
2 Corinthians 4:17
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
Then Pharaoh said to him, "Get away from me! Take heed to yourself and see my face no more! For in the day you see my face you shall die!
Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, "Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb.
Exodus 14:22 - 29
So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
So the people shouted when the priests blew the trumpets. And it happened when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat. Then the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.
And said to the men: "I know that the LORD has given you the land, that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land are fainthearted because of you.
And the young men who had been spies went in and brought out Rahab, her father, her mother, her brothers, and all that she had. So they brought out all her relatives and left them outside the camp of Israel.
Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way?
Now Joshua the son of Nun sent out two men from Acacia Grove to spy secretly, saying, "Go, view the land, especially Jericho." So they went, and came to the house of a harlot named Rahab, and lodged there.
Now the Angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon threshed wheat in the winepress, in order to hide it from the Midianites.
Judges 7:1 - 25
Then Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) and all the people who were with him rose early and encamped beside the well of Harod, so that the camp of the Midianites was on the north side of them by the hill of Moreh in the valley.
Judges 4:6 - 24
Then she sent and called for Barak the son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali, and said to him, "Has not the LORD God of Israel commanded, 'Go and deploy troops at Mount Tabor; take with you ten thousand men of the sons of Naphtali and of the sons of Zebulun.
So the woman bore a son and called his name Samson; and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him.
And his brothers and all his father's household came down and took him, and brought him up and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the tomb of his father Manoah. He had judged Israel twenty years.
Judges 11:1 - 29
Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valor, but he was the son of a harlot; and Gilead begot Jephthah.
Judges 12:1 - 7
Then the men of Ephraim gathered together, crossed over toward Zaphon, and said to Jephthah, "Why did you cross over to fight against the people of Ammon, and did not call us to go with you? We will burn your house down on you with fire!
1 Samuel 16:1
Now the LORD said to Samuel, "How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.
1 Samuel 17:1
Now the Philistines gathered their armies together to battle, and were gathered at Sochoh, which belongs to Judah; they encamped between Sochoh and Azekah, in Ephes Dammim.
1 Samuel 7:9 - 14
And Samuel took a suckling lamb and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the LORD. Then Samuel cried out to the LORD for Israel, and the LORD answered him.
And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done.
1 Samuel 17:34
But David said to Saul, "Your servant used to keep his father's sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock.
"My God sent His angel and shut the lions' mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you."
Daniel 3:23 - 28
And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and AbedNego', fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
1 Kings 17:22
Then the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came back to him, and he revived.
2 Kings 4:35 - 37
He returned and walked back and forth in the house, and again went up and stretched himself out on him; then the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.
And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said to the centurion who stood by, "Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a Roman, and uncondemned?
Then Joseph's master took him and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were confined. And he was there in the prison.
1 Kings 22:27
"and say, 'Thus says the king: "Put this fellow in prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and water of affliction, until I come in peace." '"
2 Chronicles 18:26
"and say, 'Thus says the king: "Put this fellow in prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and water of affliction, until I return in peace." '"
Then Pashhur struck Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the LORD.
Therefore the princes were angry with Jeremiah, and they struck him and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe. For they had made that the prison.
1 Kings 21:13
And two men, scoundrels, came in and sat before him; and the scoundrels witnessed against him, against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, "Naboth has blasphemed God and the king!" Then they took him outside the city and stoned him with stones, so that he died.
2 Chronicles 24:21
So they conspired against him, and at the command of the king they stoned him with stones in the court of the house of the LORD.
And they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul.
2 Kings 1:8
So they answered him, "A hairy man wearing a leather belt around his waist." And he said, "It is Elijah the Tishbite.
Now John himself was clothed in camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.
1 Kings 19:13
So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?
1 Kings 19:19
So he departed from there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him.
2 Kings 2:8
Now Elijah took his mantle, rolled it up, and struck the water; and it was divided this way and that, so that the two of them crossed over on dry ground.
2 Kings 2:13
He also took up the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan.
And it shall be in that day that every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies; they will not wear a robe of coarse hair to deceive.
1 Kings 18:4
For so it was, while Jezebel massacred the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah had taken one hundred prophets and hidden them, fifty to a cave, and had fed them with bread and water.)
1 Kings 18:13
Was it not reported to my lord what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets of the LORD, how I hid one hundred men of the LORD's prophets, fifty to a cave, and fed them with bread and water?
1 Kings 19:9
And there he went into a cave, and spent the night in that place; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and He said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?
For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.
But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.
1 Corinthians 9:24
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.
And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to those who were of reputation, lest by any means I might run, or had run, in vain.
But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.
Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer.
For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
"Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?"
Because for Your sake I have borne reproach; Shame has covered my face.
You know my reproach, my shame, and my dishonor; My adversaries are all before You.
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.
The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.
A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: "My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.
My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor detest His correction.
For whom the LORD loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights.
Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O LORD, And teach out of Your law.
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the LORD your God chastens you.
2 Samuel 7:14
I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men.
He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.
Chasten your son while there is hope, And do not set your heart on his destruction.
Do not withhold correction from a child, For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.
1 Peter 5:9
Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind?
For I am the LORD your God. You shall therefore consecrate yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy. Neither shall you defile yourselves with any creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
The work of righteousness will be peace, And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.
2 Timothy 4:8
Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.
Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
Strengthen the weak hands, And make firm the feeble knees.
Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.
Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.
So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.