Revelation 18:20
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New International Version
"Rejoice over her, you heavens! Rejoice, you people of God! Rejoice, apostles and prophets! For God has judged her with the judgment she imposed on you."

King James Bible
Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.

Darby Bible Translation
Rejoice over her, heaven, and [ye] saints and apostles and prophets; for God has judged your judgment upon her.

World English Bible
"Rejoice over her, O heaven, you saints, apostles, and prophets; for God has judged your judgment on her."

Young's Literal Translation
'Be glad over her, O heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets, because God did judge your judgment of her!'

Revelation 18:20 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Rejoice over her, thou heaven - This is grand and sublime; the fall of this bad city was cause of grief to bad men. But as this city was a persecutor of the godly, and an enemy to the works of God, angels, apostles, and prophets are called to rejoice over her fall.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Rejoice.

Revelation 19:1-3 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power...

Judges 5:31 So let all your enemies perish, O LORD: but let them that love him be as the sun when he goes forth in his might...

Psalm 48:11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of your judgments.

Psalm 58:10 The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.

Psalm 96:11-13 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof...

Psalm 107:42 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

Psalm 109:28 Let them curse, but bless you: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let your servant rejoice.

Proverbs 11:10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

Isaiah 44:23 Sing, O you heavens; for the LORD has done it: shout, you lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, you mountains...

Isaiah 49:13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD has comforted his people...

Jeremiah 51:47,48 Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment on the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land shall be confounded...

and ye. It is peculiarly worthy of remark, that the apostles, who are idolatrously honoured at Rome, and daily worshipped, should be specially mentioned as rejoicing in her fall; as if it 'avenged them' on her, for the dishonour cast on their characters, while it vindicated the glory of God.

Ephesians 2:20 And are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

Ephesians 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

2 Peter 3:2 That you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets...

Jude 1:17 But, beloved, remember you the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

God.

Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true...

Revelation 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication...

Deuteronomy 32:42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives...

Psalm 18:47 It is God that avenges me, and subdues the people under me.

Psalm 94:1 O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs; O God, to whom vengeance belongs, show yourself.

Isaiah 26:21 For, behold, the LORD comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity...

Luke 11:49,50 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute...

Luke 18:7,8 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night to him, though he bear long with them...

Library
The Final Warning
"I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird." "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." Revelation 18:1, 2, 4. This
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

The Northern Iron and the Steel
That being the literal meaning, we shall draw from our text a general principle. It is a proverbial expression, no doubt, and applicable to many other matters besides that of the prophet and the Jews; it is clearly meant to show, that in order to achieve a purpose, there must be a sufficient force. The weaker cannot overcome the stronger. In a general clash the firmest will win. There must be sufficient firmness in the instrument or the work cannot be done. You cannot cut granite with a pen-knife,
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Cross References
Jeremiah 51:48
Then heaven and earth and all that is in them will shout for joy over Babylon, for out of the north destroyers will attack her," declares the LORD.

Zephaniah 3:15
The LORD has taken away your punishment, he has turned back your enemy. The LORD, the King of Israel, is with you; never again will you fear any harm.

Luke 11:49
Because of this, God in his wisdom said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and others they will persecute.'

Revelation 6:10
They called out in a loud voice, "How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?"

Revelation 12:12
Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short."

Revelation 18:6
Give back to her as she has given; pay her back double for what she has done. Pour her a double portion from her own cup.

Revelation 19:2
for true and just are his judgments. He has condemned the great prostitute who corrupted the earth by her adulteries. He has avenged on her the blood of his servants."

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