Revelation 18:1
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New International Version
After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor.

King James Bible
And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

Darby Bible Translation
After these things I saw another angel descending out of the heaven, having great authority: and the earth was lightened with his glory.

World English Bible
After these things, I saw another angel coming down out of the sky, having great authority. The earth was illuminated with his glory.

Young's Literal Translation
And after these things I saw another messenger coming down out of the heaven, having great authority, and the earth was lightened from his glory,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The earth was lightened with his glory - This may refer to some extraordinary messenger of the everlasting Gospel, who, by his preaching and writings, should be the means of diffusing the light of truth and true religion over the earth.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying to me, Come here...

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Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it...

Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen on you...

Ezekiel 43:2 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters...

Luke 17:24 For as the lightning, that lightens out of the one part under heaven, shines to the other part under heaven...

2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth...

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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
Ezekiel 43:2
and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice was like the roar of rushing waters, and the land was radiant with his glory.

Revelation 10:1
Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven. He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars.

Revelation 17:1
One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters.

Revelation 17:7
Then the angel said to me: "Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns.

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