Revelation 18:6
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
Do to her as she has done to others. Double her penalty for all her evil deeds. She brewed a cup of terror for others, so brew twice as much for her.

English Standard Version
Pay her back as she herself has paid back others, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed.

New American Standard Bible
"Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her.

King James Bible
Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Pay her back the way she also paid, and double it according to her works. In the cup in which she mixed, mix a double portion for her.

International Standard Version
Do to her as she herself has done, and give her double for her deeds. Mix a double drink for her in the cup she mixed.

NET Bible
Repay her the same way she repaid others; pay her back double corresponding to her deeds. In the cup she mixed, mix double the amount for her.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“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.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do to her what she has done. Give her twice as much as she gave. Serve her a drink in her own cup twice as large as the drink she served others.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Reward her even as she rewarded you and pay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has given thee to drink, give her double.

King James 2000 Bible
Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she has filled, fill to her double.

American King James Version
Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according to her works: in the cup which she has filled fill to her double.

American Standard Version
Render unto her even as she rendered, and double unto her the double according to her works: in the cup which she mingled, mingle unto her double.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Render to her as she also hath rendered to you; and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup wherein she hath mingled, mingle ye double unto her.

Darby Bible Translation
Recompense her even as she has recompensed; and double [to her] double, according to her works. In the cup which she has mixed, mix to her double.

English Revised Version
Render unto her even as she rendered, and double unto her the double according to her works: in the cup which she mingled, mingle unto her double.

Webster's Bible Translation
Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled, fill to her double.

Weymouth New Testament
Give back to her as she has given; repay her in accordance with her doings, twice as much; in the bowl that she has mixed, mix twice as much for her.

World English Bible
Return to her just as she returned, and repay her double as she did, and according to her works. In the cup which she mixed, mix to her double.

Young's Literal Translation
Render to her as also she did render to you, and double to her doubles according to her works; in the cup that she did mingle mingle to her double.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

18:1-8 The downfal and destruction of the mystical Babylon are determined in the counsels of God. Another angel comes from heaven. This seems to be Christ himself, coming to destroy his enemies, and to shed abroad the light of his gospel through all nations. The wickedness of this Babylon was very great; she had forsaken the true God, and set up idols, and had drawn all sorts of men into spiritual adultery, and by her wealth and luxury kept them in her interest. The spiritual merchandise, by which multitudes have wickedly lived in wealth, by the sins and follies of mankind, seems principally intended. Fair warning is given to all that expect mercy from God, that they should not only come out of this Babylon, but assist in her destruction. God may have a people even in Babylon. But God's people shall be called out of Babylon, and called effectually, while those that partake with wicked men in their sins, must receive of their plagues.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. "You" is omitted in all the best manuscripts. The second "unto her," though supported by P, Syriac, Coptic, is omitted in א, A, B, C, etc.: Render to her as she also rendered, and double the doubled things according to her works, etc. The description of God's judgment is still founded on the denunciations against Babylon in Jeremiah (see Jeremiah 1:5-29; 51:24; 16:18; cf. also Isaiah 61:7; Zechariah 9:12; and the legal retribution ordered in Exodus 22:4-7). The cup which she hath filled is that containing "the wine of her fornication (cf. ver. 3); she is now to receive a double measure of the cup of God's wrath (cf. ver. 3).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Reward her even as she rewarded you,.... This is spoken to the people of God, who are before called out of Babylon; and the chief of them are the seven angels with the seven last plagues of the wrath of God, and the same with the ten kings that will burn the whore with fire; these are called upon to take vengeance, by way of retaliation, for what she had done to them, in allusion to what is said of old Babylon, Jeremiah 1:15 and must be understood not of what she will have done to them personally, but to their predecessors in the faith of Christ in former ages; that as she had hated them, and made war with them, so now they should hate her, and make war with her; and as she had stripped them naked of their clothes, and spoiled them of their worldly goods and substance, so now they should strip her naked of her harlot's attire, of her gold, silver, and precious stones, and make her and her territories desolate; and as she has burnt many of the precious saints in the flames, as here in England, and elsewhere, so now they shall utterly burn her with fire; and as she has shed the blood of the righteous, and drank it, and been drunk with it, they shall give her blood to drink; and as she hath killed multitudes with the sword, so now shall they kill her and her children; see Revelation 13:12 nor is this contrary to the doctrine of Christ and his apostles, and the spirit of Christianity, which will not admit of revenge, Matthew 5:38 Romans 12:17 since this will not be private, but public revenge, inflicted by Christian princes and magistrates, who are ministers of God, and revengers to execute wrath on them that do evil:

and double unto her double according to her works: the meaning is not to inflict upon her a punishment doubly greater than her sins, for this would be contrary to the justice of God; nor does ever God punish men in this life more, but less, than their iniquities deserve; nor can any temporal punishment be doubly greater than sin, which deserves eternal death; and with this she will be punished hereafter, and therefore will not have her full punishment now, and much less a greater than her sins required; to which may be added, that this will be according to her works, her wicked works, and therefore will not exceed the demerit of her sins: but the sense is, that if it was possible to be done, they should use her with double severity to that she had used them with; seeing her sins deserved a severer treatment than even they had had from her; the phrase signifies an abundant and utter destruction, a punishment which was suitable and sufficient; see Isaiah 40:2 and it suggests that they should not spare her, nor pity her, but use her with the greatest severity imaginable, it being not possible to exceed her due deserts, or what her works required:

in the cup which he hath filled, fill to her double: not in the cup of her abominations, her errors, idolatries, and wickedness; but in the cup of afflictions and trouble, which she wrung out to the people of God, in that give her double portion: the sense is the same as before.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6. Addressed to the executioners of God's wrath.

Reward—Greek, "repay."

she rewarded—English Version reading adds "you" with none of the oldest manuscripts. But A, B, C, Vulgate, Syriac, and Coptic omit it. She had not rewarded or repaid the world power for some injury which the world power had inflicted on her; but she had given the world power that which was its due, namely, spiritual delusions, because it did not like to retain God in its knowledge; the unfaithful Church's principle was, "Populus vult decipi, et decipiatur." "The people like to be deceived, and let them be deceived."

double—of sorrow. Contrast with this the double of joy which Jerusalem shall receive for her past suffering (Isa 61:7; Zec 9:12); even as she has received double punishment for her sins (Isa 40:2).

unto her—So Syriac, Coptic, and Andreas. A, B, and C omit it.

in the cup—(Re 18:3; Re 14:8; 17:4).

filled—literally "mixed."

fill to her double—of the Lord's cup of wrath.

Revelation 18:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Babylon is Fallen
5for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. 6"Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her. 7"To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, 'I SIT as A QUEEN AND I AM NOT A WIDOW, and will never see mourning.'…
Cross References
Psalm 28:4
Repay them for their deeds and for their evil work; repay them for what their hands have done and bring back on them what they deserve.

Psalm 137:8
Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is the one who repays you according to what you have done to us.

Isaiah 40:2
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the LORD's hand double for all her sins.

Jeremiah 16:18
I will repay them double for their wickedness and their sin, because they have defiled my land with the lifeless forms of their vile images and have filled my inheritance with their detestable idols."

Jeremiah 50:15
Shout against her on every side! She surrenders, her towers fall, her walls are torn down. Since this is the vengeance of the LORD, take vengeance on her; do to her as she has done to others.

Jeremiah 50:29
"Summon archers against Babylon, all those who draw the bow. Encamp all around her; let no one escape. Repay her for her deeds; do to her as she has done. For she has defied the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.

Revelation 14:10
they, too, will drink the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.

Revelation 17:4
The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries.

Revelation 18:20
"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."
Treasury of Scripture

Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according to her works: in the cup which she has filled fill to her double.

Reward.

Revelation 13:10 He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kills …

Revelation 16:5,6 And I heard the angel of the waters say, You are righteous, O Lord, …

Exodus 21:23-25 And if any mischief follow, then you shall give life for life…

Psalm 137:8 O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed; happy shall he be, …

Jeremiah 50:15,29 Shout against her round about: she has given her hand: her foundations …

Jeremiah 51:24,49 And I will render to Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea …

2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according …

double unto.

Isaiah 40:2 Speak you comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry to her, that her warfare …

Isaiah 61:7 For your shame you shall have double; and for confusion they shall …

Jeremiah 16:18 And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; …

Jeremiah 17:18 Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: …

Zechariah 9:12 Turn you to the strong hold, you prisoners of hope: even to day do …

the cup. See on ch.

Revelation 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured …

Revelation 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of …

Revelation 17:2,4 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication…

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