Revelation 18:17
New International Version
In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!' "Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off.

New Living Translation
In a single moment all the wealth of the city is gone!" And all the captains of the merchant ships and their passengers and sailors and crews will stand at a distance.

English Standard Version
For in a single hour all this wealth has been laid waste.” And all shipmasters and seafaring men, sailors and all whose trade is on the sea, stood far off

Berean Study Bible
For 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

Berean Literal Bible
For in one hour such great wealth has been brought to desolation." And every shipmaster, and all those sailing to a place, and sailors, and as many as trade by the sea, stood at a distance,

New American Standard Bible
for in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste!' And every shipmaster and every passenger and sailor, and as many as make their living by the sea, stood at a distance,

King James Bible
For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

Christian Standard Bible
for in a single hour such fabulous wealth was destroyed! And every shipmaster, seafarer, the sailors, and all who do business by sea, stood far off

Contemporary English Version
Yet in a single hour her riches disappeared." Every ship captain and passenger and sailor stood at a distance, together with everyone who does business by traveling on the sea.

Good News Translation
And in one hour she has lost all this wealth!" All the ships' captains and passengers, the sailors and all others who earn their living on the sea, stood a long way off,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for in a single hour such fabulous wealth was destroyed! And every shipmaster, seafarer, the sailors, and all who do business by sea, stood far off

International Standard Version
because all this wealth has been destroyed in a single hour!" Every ship's captain, everyone who traveled by ship, sailors, and everyone who made a living from the sea stood far away.

NET Bible
because in a single hour such great wealth has been destroyed!" And every ship's captain, and all who sail along the coast--seamen, and all who make their living from the sea, stood a long way off

New Heart English Bible
For in an hour such great riches are made desolate.' Every shipmaster, and everyone who sails anywhere, and mariners, and as many as gain their living by sea, stood far away,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the wealth is lost in one hour!” In this way also, every ship Navigator, everyone traveling in a ship to places, and the ship Captains, and everyone who does business at sea, stood from a distance,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In one moment all this wealth has been destroyed!' Every ship's captain, everyone who traveled by ship, sailors, and everyone who made their living from the sea stood far away.

New American Standard 1977
for in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste!’ And every shipmaster and every passenger and sailor, and as many as make their living by the sea, stood at a distance,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster and all the company in ships and sailors and as many as trade by sea stood afar off

King James 2000 Bible
For in one hour such great riches is come to nothing. And every shipmaster, and all seafarers, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

American King James Version
For in one hour so great riches is come to nothing. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

American Standard Version
for in an hour so great riches is made desolate. And every shipmaster, and every one that saileth any wither, and mariners, and as many as gain their living by sea, stood afar off,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For in one hour are so great riches come to nought; and every shipmaster, and all that sail into the lake, and mariners, and as many as work in the sea, stood afar off.

Darby Bible Translation
for in one hour so great riches has been made desolate. And every steersman, and every one who sailed to any place, and sailors, and all who exercise their calling on the sea, stood afar off,

English Revised Version
for in one hour so great riches is made desolate. And every shipmaster, and every one that saileth any whither, and mariners, and as many as gain their living by sea, stood afar off,

Webster's Bible Translation
For in one hour so great riches is come to naught. And every ship-master, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

Weymouth New Testament
because in one short hour all this great wealth has been laid waste!' And every shipmaster and every passenger by sea and the crews and all who ply their trade on the sea,

World English Bible
For in an hour such great riches are made desolate.' Every shipmaster, and everyone who sails anywhere, and mariners, and as many as gain their living by sea, stood far away,

Young's Literal Translation
'And every shipmaster, and all the company upon the ships, and sailors, and as many as work the sea, far off stood,
Study Bible
Lament over Babylon
16saying: “Woe, woe to the great city, clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls! 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?’…
Cross References
Ezekiel 27:28
The countryside will shake when your sailors cry out.

Ezekiel 27:29
All who handle the oars will abandon their ships. The sailors and all the captains of the sea will stand on the shore.

Acts 27:11
But contrary to Paul's advice, the centurion was persuaded by the pilot and the owner of the ship.

Revelation 17:12
The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but will receive one hour of authority as kings, along with the beast.

Revelation 17:16
And the ten horns and the beast that you saw will hate the prostitute. They will leave her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and burn her with fire.

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 18:19
Then 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."

Treasury of Scripture

For in one hour so great riches is come to nothing. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

in one.

Revelation 18:10
Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

Isaiah 47:9
But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

Jeremiah 51:8
Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

And every.

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

Isaiah 23:14
Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.

Ezekiel 27:27-36
Thy riches, and thy fairs, thy merchandise, thy mariners, and thy pilots, thy calkers, and the occupiers of thy merchandise, and all thy men of war, that are in thee, and in all thy company which is in the midst of thee, shall fall into the midst of the seas in the day of thy ruin…







Lexicon
For [in]
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

a single
μιᾷ (mia)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

hour
ὥρᾳ (hōra)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5610: Apparently a primary word; an 'hour'.

such fabulous
τοσοῦτος (tosoutos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5118: So great, so large, so long, so many. From tosos and houtos; so vast as this, i.e. Such.

wealth
πλοῦτος (ploutos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4149: From the base of pletho; wealth, i.e. money, possessions, or abundance, richness, valuable bestowment.

has been destroyed!”
ἠρημώθη (ērēmōthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2049: (a) I make desolate, bring to desolation, destroy, waste, (b) of a person: I strip, rob. From eremos; to lay waste.

Every
πᾶς (pas)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

shipmaster,
κυβερνήτης (kybernētēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2942: A steersman, pilot; met: a guide, governor. From the same as kubernesis; helmsman, i.e. captain.

passenger,
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

sailor,
ναῦται (nautai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3492: A sailor, seaman. From naus; a boatman, i.e. Seaman.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

all who
ὅσοι (hosoi)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3745: How much, how great, how many, as great as, as much. By reduplication from hos; as As.

make their living
ἐργάζονται (ergazontai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2038: To work, trade, perform, do, practice, commit, acquire by labor.

from the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sea,
θάλασσαν (thalassan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2281: Probably prolonged from hals; the sea.

will stand
ἔστησαν (estēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2476: A prolonged form of a primary stao stah'-o; to stand, used in various applications.

at
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

a distance
μακρόθεν (makrothen)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3113: From a (long) distance, afar. Adverb from makros; from a distance or afar.
THE LAMENT OF THE SHIPMASTERS (Revelation 18:17-19).--On the whole passage read Ezekiel 27:32, &c.

(17, 18) And every shipmaster. . . .--Or, better, And every shipmaster, and every one who sails for a place, and sailors, and all who work the sea, stood afar off, and cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, Who is like the great city? With this expression compare the similar one applied to the beast (Revelation 13:4). It is the outcry of those who call to mind, with pain, a glory that was great, but now is gone. It is not to be taken as meaning "what city has suffered as she has?" but rather is it the recollection of her former splendour--"how great she was." This lingering of the mind over delights now vanished is one subtle element of misery. So the hapless Francesca thought--

"There is no greater woe,

Than to remember days of happiness

Amid affliction." Inf. v. 121-3.

Verse 17. - For in one hour so great riches is come to nought; because (ὅτι) in one hour was made desolate that so great wealth. This is given as the reason of the "Woe, woe!" of ver. 16, and is to be connected with the preceding clauses. (On "one hour," see ver. 10, where the same reason is given as in this verse.) And every shipmaster; pilot; found only here and in Acts 27:11. And all the company in ships; and every one who saileth to a place. Such is probably the correct text, though there are several small variations. The Authorized Version has little support. The Revised Version renders, And every one that saileth anywhither. And sailors, and as many as trade by sea; as many as work the sea; i.e. gain their living by means of the sea. Thus are enumerated all who are connected with the sea in any capacity (cf. Ezekiel 27:27). Stood afar off. Like the kings (ver. 10) and the merchants (ver. 15), and doubtless for the same reason; viz. to avoid being overwhelmed in the destruction of the city. 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.
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