Revelation 18:1 And after that I saw another angel come from heauen, hauinge greate power, & the earth was lightened wt his brighnes.
Babylon is fallen.
Revelation 18:2 And he cryed mightely with a strong voyce, saing: Great Babylon is fallen, is fallen: and is become the habitacion of deuilles, and the holde of al foule spyrytes, and a cage of al vncleane and hateful byrdes, Revelation 18:3 for al nacyons haue dronken of the wyne of the wrath of her fornicacion. And the kinges of the earth haue committed fornicacion wyth her, & her marchauntes are wexed riche of the aboundance of her pleasures.
The people of God commanded to depart out of her.
Revelation 18:4 And I hearde another voice from heauen say: Come awaye from her my people, þt ye be not partakers in her sinnes, & that ye receiue not of her plages. Revelation 18:5 For his sonnes are gone vp to heauen, & God hath remembred her wickednes. Revelation 18:6 Reward her euen as she rewarded you, & geue her double accordinge to her workes. And youre in double to her in þe same cuppe, which she fylled vnto you. Revelation 18:7 And as muche as she glorified her selfe and lyued wantonly, so muche poure ye in for her of punishment, & sorowe, for she said in her herte: I sytte being a quene and am no wydowe, and shall se no sorowe. Revelation 18:8 Therfore shal her plages come at one daye, death, and sorowe, and honger, and she shalbe brente wyth fyre, for stronge is the Lorde God, whiche iudgeth her.
The kings of the earth,
Revelation 18:9 And þe kynges of the earth shal bewepe her & wayle ouer her, which haue committed fornicacion with her, & haue lyued wantonly with her, when they shal se þe smoke of her burning, Revelation 18:10 & shal stand a farre of, for feare of her punishmente, saying: Alas, Alas, that great citie Babilon, that myghty cytie. For at one houre is her iudgemente come.
with the merchants and mariners, lament over her.
Revelation 18:11 And the marchauntes of the earth, shal wepe and wayle in them selues, for no man wil bye their ware anye more, Revelation 18:12 the ware of gold, & syluer, & precious stones, neither of pearle, sylke, and raynes, & purple, & skarled, and al thin wode, & all maner vessels of iuory, & al maner vessels of most precious wode, and of brasse, and of Iron, Revelation 18:13 & sinamome, and odoures, and oyntmentes, & frankinsence, and wine, and oyle, and fine floure, and wheat, beastes, and shepe, and horsses, & charrettes, and bodyes, and soules of men. Revelation 18:14 And the apples that thy soule lusted after are departed from the. And al thinges which were deyntye, & had in price are departed from the, & thou shalt finde them no more. Revelation 18:15 The marchauntes of these thinges, which were wexed riche shal stand a farre of from her, for feare of the punishement of her, weping & waylynge, Revelation 18:16 & saying: alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in raines, & purple, and scarlet, & decked wt gold, & precious stones, & pearles, Revelation 18:17 for at one hour so great riches is come to nought. And euery shyp gouerner, & al they that occupied shippes, & shipmen which worke in the sea, stode a farre of Revelation 18:18 & cried, when they saw the smoke of her burninge, sayinge: what citie is lyke vnto this great citie? Revelation 18:19 And they cast duste on their heades, & cried weping, & wailing, & said: Alas, alas the greate citye wherin were made riche al that had shippes in the sea, by the reason of her costlines, for at one houre is she made desolate.
The saints rejoice for the judgments of God upon her.
Revelation 18:20 Reioice ouer her thou heauen, and ye holy Apostles, & prophetes: for God hath geuen your iudgemente on her. Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel toke vp a stone lyke a greate mylstone, & cast it into the sea, saying: wyth such violence shal that greate citie Babilon be caste, and shalbe found no more. Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, & musicions, and of pipers, & trompeters, shalbe hearde no more in the, and no craftes man, of whatsoeuer crafte he be, shalbe founde any more in the, & the sound of a myl, shalbe hard no more in the, Revelation 18:23 and the voice of the brydegrome and of the bryde, shalbe hard no more in the, for thy marchauntes were the greate men of the earth. And wt thyne inchauntment were deceiued al nacions, Revelation 18:24 & in her was found the bloud of the prophetes, and of the sainctes and of al that were slayne vpon the earth.