Revelation 18:15
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New International Version
The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her will stand far off, terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn

King James Bible
The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,

Darby Bible Translation
The merchants of these things, who had been enriched through her, shall stand afar off through fear of her torment, weeping and grieving,

World English Bible
The merchants of these things, who were made rich by her, will stand far away for the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning;

Young's Literal Translation
The merchants of these things, who were made rich by her, far off shall stand because of the fear of her torment, weeping, and sorrowing,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Stand afar off - See Revelation 18:10.

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Revelation 18:3,11 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her...

Hosea 12:7,8 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress...

Zechariah 11:5 Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich...

Mark 11:17 And he taught, saying to them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer?...

Acts 16:19 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas...

Acts 19:24-27 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain to the craftsmen...

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Revelation 18:11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buys their merchandise any more:

Judges 18:23,24 And they cried to the children of Dan. And they turned their faces, and said to Micah, What ails you...

Ezekiel 27:31 And they shall make themselves utterly bald for you, and gird them with sackcloth...

Amos 5:16,17 Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the LORD, said thus; Wailing shall be in all streets; and they shall say in all the highways...

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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
Revelation 18:3
For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries."

Revelation 18:10
Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry: "'Woe! Woe to you, great city, you mighty city of Babylon! In one hour your doom has come!'

Revelation 18:11
"The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes anymore--

Revelation 18:12
cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble;

Revelation 18:13
cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and human beings sold as slaves.

Revelation 18:14
"They will say, 'The fruit you longed for is gone from you. All your luxury and splendor have vanished, never to be recovered.'

Revelation 18:19
They will throw dust on their heads, and with weeping and mourning cry out: "'Woe! Woe to you, great city, where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth! In one hour she has been brought to ruin!'

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