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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And after these things I saw another Angel from Heaven, who had great authority, and The Earth was brightened by his glory.
And he shouted with a great voice: “Fallen, fallen, Babylon the Great! And it is become the abode for Demons and a prison to every impure and detestable spirit.”
“Because she mixed of the wine of her fornication for all the nations, and the Kings of The Earth committed fornication with her, and the merchants of The Earth have become rich by the power of her infatuation.”
4And I heard another voice from Heaven that said, “Come out from within her my people, lest you share in her sins, that you would not receive from her plagues.”
5“Because the sins in her have touched Heaven, and God has called her evil to mind.”
6“Pay her just as she also has paid, and give her double for her deeds. In the cup which she has mixed, mix her a double.”
7“Because of that in which she glorified and exalted herself, give such suffering and sorrow, for she said in her heart, 'I sit a queen, and I am not a widow and I shall not see sorrow.”
8“Because of this, in one day there will come upon her plagues, death, sorrow, and starvation, and she will burn in fire, because THE LORD JEHOVAH is powerful who judges her.”
9And the Kings of The Earth, who committed fornication with her and exalted themselves, will weep and wail concerning her, when they see the smoke of her burning,
10As they stand opposite from fear of her punishment, and they will say, “Woe, woe, woe, the great city Babylon! The Mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come!”
11And the merchants of The Earth will weep and grieve over her, and there is no one buying their cargo again:
12Cargo of gold and silver and of precious stones, of fine linen, of purple, of silk, of scarlet, of every fragrant wood and every ivory vessel, every precious wooden vessel, and brass, iron and marble,
13Cinnamon, spices, ointments, frankincense, wine, oil, fine white flour, sheep, horses, chariots and the bodies and souls of the children of men.
14And your own pleasant fruits have departed from you, and everything luxurious and splendid is gone from you and you will not see them again.”
15And the merchants of these things, who grew rich by her, will not find them, and they will stand opposite from fear of her punishment, weeping and lamenting,
16And saying, “Alas alas, the great city that wore fine linen and purple and scarlet gilt in gold and precious stones and pearls!
17For the wealth is lost in one hour!” In this way also, every ship Navigator, everyone traveling in a ship to places, and the ship Captains, and everyone who does business at sea, stood from a distance,
18And they lamented her when they saw the smoke of her burning and they were saying, “Who is like The Great City?”
19And they cast earth upon their heads and shouted as they wept and lamented and they were saying, “Alas, alas, Great City, by which those who had ships in the sea grew rich from her magnificence, which is destroyed in one hour!”
20“Rejoice over her, Oh Heaven, Holy Ones, Apostles and Prophets, because God has executed your judgment upon her!”
21And one of the Angels took a mighty stone, great as a millstone, and cast it into the sea and said, “In this way with violence, Babylon The Great City will be thrown down, and it will not exist again!”
22'And the sound of stringed instruments and of trumpets and the various singers and shouting will not be heard in you again!”
23“And the light of a lamp will not appear to you again, and the voice of a groom and the voice of a bride will not be heard in you again, because your merchants had been great ones of The Earth, for by your sorceries you deceived all the nations!”
24And in her was found the blood of The Prophets and Holy Men who were murdered on Earth.