Revelation 18:18
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New International Version
When they see the smoke of her burning, they will exclaim, 'Was there ever a city like this great city?'

New Living Translation
They will cry out as they watch the smoke ascend, and they will say, "Where is there another city as great as this?"

English Standard Version
and cried out as they saw the smoke of her burning, “What city was like the great city?”

Berean Study Bible
and cry out at the sight of the smoke rising from the fire that consumes her, saying, 'What city was ever like this great city?'

Berean Literal Bible
and were crying out, seeing the smoke of her burning, saying, 'What is like the great city?'

New American Standard Bible
and were crying out as they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, 'What city is like the great city?'

King James Bible
And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
as they watched the smoke from her burning and kept crying out: "Who is like the great city?"

International Standard Version
When they saw the smoke rising from the fire that consumed her, they began to cry out, "What city was like that great city?"

NET Bible
and began to shout when they saw the smoke from the fire that burned her up, "Who is like the great city?"

New Heart English Bible
and exclaimed as they looked at the smoke of her burning, saying, 'What is like the great city?'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they lamented her when they saw the smoke of her burning and they were saying, “Who is like The Great City?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When they saw the smoke rise from her raging fire, they repeatedly cried out, 'Was there ever a city as important as this?'

New American Standard 1977
and were crying out as they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What city is like the great city?’

Jubilee Bible 2000
and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city was like unto this great city!

King James 2000 Bible
And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!

American King James Version
And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like to this great city!

American Standard Version
and cried out as they looked upon the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like the great city?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And cried, seeing the place of her burning, saying: What city is like to this great city?

Darby Bible Translation
and cried, seeing the smoke of her burning, saying, What [city] is like to the great city?

English Revised Version
and cried out as they looked upon the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like the great city?

Webster's Bible Translation
And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like this great city!

Weymouth New Testament
stood afar off, and cried aloud when they saw the smoke of her burning. And they said, 'What city is like this great city?'

World English Bible
and cried out as they looked at the smoke of her burning, saying, 'What is like the great city?'

Young's Literal Translation
and were crying, seeing the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like to the great city?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:9-19 The mourners had shared Babylon's sensual pleasures, and gained by her wealth and trade. The kings of the earth, whom she flattered into idolatry, allowing them to be tyrannical over their subjects, while obedient to her; and the merchants, those who trafficked for her indulgences, pardons, and honours; these mourn. Babylon's friends partook her sinful pleasures and profits, but are not willing to share her plagues. The spirit of antichrist is a worldly spirit, and that sorrow is a mere worldly sorrow; they do not lament for the anger of God, but for the loss of outward comforts. The magnificence and riches of the ungodly will avail them nothing, but will render the vengeance harder to be borne. The spiritual merchandise is here alluded to, when not only slaves, but the souls of men, are mentioned as articles of commerce, to the destroying the souls of millions. Nor has this been peculiar to the Roman antichrist, and only her guilt. But let prosperous traders learn, with all their gains, to get the unsearchable riches of Christ; otherwise; even in this life, they may have to mourn that riches make to themselves wings and fly away, and that all the fruits their souls lusted after, are departed from them. Death, at any rate, will soon end their commerce, and all the riches of the ungodly will be exchanged, not only for the coffin and the worm, but for the fire that cannot be quenched.
Study Bible
Lament over Babylon
17For in a single hour such fabulous wealth has been destroyed!” Every shipmaster, passenger, and sailor, and all who make their living from the sea, will stand at a distance 18and cry out at the sight of the smoke rising from the fire that consumes her, saying, ‘What city was ever like this great city?’ 19Then they will throw dust on their heads as they weep and mourn and cry out: “Woe, woe to the great city, where all who had ships on the sea were enriched by her wealth! For in a single hour she has been destroyed.”…
Cross References
Ezekiel 27:30
And they will make their voice heard over you And will cry bitterly. They will cast dust on their heads, They will wallow in ashes.

Ezekiel 27:32
"Moreover, in their wailing they will take up a lamentation for you And lament over you: 'Who is like Tyre, Like her who is silent in the midst of the sea?

Revelation 13:4
They worshiped the dragon who had given authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who can wage war against it?"

Revelation 14:11
And the smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever. Day and night there will be no rest for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name."

Revelation 16:19
The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. And God remembered Babylon the great and gave her the cup of the wine of the fury of His wrath.

Revelation 18:9
Then the kings of the earth who committed sexual immorality and lived in luxury with her will weep and wail at the sight of the smoke rising from the fire that consumes her.

Revelation 18:10
In fear of her torment, they will stand at a distance and cry out: "Woe, woe to the great city, the mighty city of Babylon! For in a single hour your judgment has come."

Revelation 18:16
saying: "Woe, woe to the great city, clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls!
Treasury of Scripture

And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like to this great city!

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Isaiah 23:8,9 Who has taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose …

Jeremiah 51:37 And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for dragons, an …

Ezekiel 27:30-32 And shall cause their voice to be heard against you, and shall cry …

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