And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)Revelation 18:10.
That was clothed in fine linen - In the previous description Revelation 18:12-13, these are mentioned as articles of traffic; here the city, under the image of a female, is represented as clothed in the most rich and frivolous of these articles.
And decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls - notes on Revelation 17:4.
stones … pearls—Greek, "stone … pearl." B and Andreas read "pearls." But A and C, "pearl."Alas, alas that great city! The Church of Rome, that was so gay, and splendid, and rich, and glorious. Revelation 18:10 only adding, suitable to their characters as merchants, and the things they traded in with her, And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)16. Alas, alas] See on Revelation 18:10.
decked] Lit., gilded, as at Revelation 17:4.
stones … pearls] Both these words should be collective singulars.Verse 16. - And saying, Alas, alas that great city! Most authorities omit "and." Woe, woe, the great city! (nominative case); exactly as in ver. 10. That was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls. She that was clothed, etc. Decked; "gilded," as in the Revised Version margin, as in Revelation 17:4. The identity of description of the woman and Babylon is another proof of the essentially identical nature of the two (see on Revelation 17:1; cf. also ver. 12).
See on Revelation 17:4.
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