Revelation 18:22
Parallel Verses
New International Version
The music of harpists and musicians, pipers and trumpeters, will never be heard in you again. No worker of any trade will ever be found in you again. The sound of a millstone will never be heard in you again.

King James Bible
And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;

Darby Bible Translation
and voice of harp-singers and musicians and flute-players and trumpeters shall not be heard any more at all in thee, and no artificer of any art shall be found any more at all in thee, and voice of millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee,

World English Bible
The voice of harpists, minstrels, flute players, and trumpeters will be heard no more at all in you. No craftsman, of whatever craft, will be found any more at all in you. The sound of a mill will be heard no more at all in you.

Young's Literal Translation
and voice of harpers, and musicians, and pipers, and trumpeters, may not be heard at all in thee any more; and any artisan of any art may not be found at all in thee any more; and noise of a millstone may not be heard at all in thee any more;

Revelation 18:22 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The voice of harpers, etc. - This seems to indicate not only a total destruction of influence, etc., but also of being. It seems as if this city was to be swallowed up by an earthquake, or burnt up by fire from heaven.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the voice.

Isaiah 24:8,9 The mirth of tabrets ceases, the noise of them that rejoice ends, the joy of the harp ceases...

Jeremiah 7:34 Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness...

Jeremiah 16:9 For thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes, and in your days...

Jeremiah 25:10 Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride...

Jeremiah 33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say...

Ezekiel 26:13 And I will cause the noise of your songs to cease; and the sound of your harps shall be no more heard.

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
Ecclesiastes 12:4
when the doors to the street are closed and the sound of grinding fades; when people rise up at the sound of birds, but all their songs grow faint;

Isaiah 23:12
He said, "No more of your reveling, Virgin Daughter Sidon, now crushed! "Up, cross over to Cyprus; even there you will find no rest."

Isaiah 24:8
The joyful timbrels are stilled, the noise of the revelers has stopped, the joyful harp is silent.

Jeremiah 25:10
I will banish from them the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, the sound of millstones and the light of the lamp.

Ezekiel 26:13
I will put an end to your noisy songs, and the music of your harps will be heard no more.

Matthew 9:23
When Jesus entered the synagogue leader's house and saw the noisy crowd and people playing pipes,

Jump to Previous
Artificer Craft Craftsman Expert Flute Found Harp Harpers Harpists Heard Kind Makers Mill Millstone Minstrels Music Musicians Players Sound Sounding Trumpet Trumpeters Voice Whatever Whatsoever Worker
Jump to Next
Artificer Craft Craftsman Expert Flute Found Harp Harpers Harpists Heard Kind Makers Mill Millstone Minstrels Music Musicians Players Sound Sounding Trumpet Trumpeters Voice Whatever Whatsoever Worker
Links
Revelation 18:22 NIV
Revelation 18:22 NLT
Revelation 18:22 ESV
Revelation 18:22 NASB
Revelation 18:22 KJV

Revelation 18:22 Bible Apps
Revelation 18:22 Biblia Paralela
Revelation 18:22 Chinese Bible
Revelation 18:22 French Bible
Revelation 18:22 German Bible

Revelation 18:22 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Revelation 18:21
Top of Page
Top of Page