Revelation 18:13

“And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Cynamome, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, & wine, and oile, and fine floure, and wheat, and beasts, and sheepe, and horses, and chariots, and slaues, and soules of men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and cinnamon and spice and incense and perfume and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine flour and wheat and cattle and sheep, and {cargoes} of horses and chariots and slaves and human lives.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and cinnamon, and spice, and incense, and ointment, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and cattle, and sheep; and `merchandise' of horses and chariots and slaves; and souls of men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And sweet-smelling plants, and perfumes, and wine, and oil, and well crushed grain, and cattle and sheep; and horses and carriages and servants; and souls of men.
- Basic English Bible

and cinnamon, and amomum, and incense, and unguent, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and cattle, and sheep, and of horses, and of chariots, and of bodies, and souls of men.
- Darby Bible

And cinnamon, and odors, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
- Webster's Bible

Also cinnamon and amomum; odors to burn as incense or for perfume; frankincense, wine, oil; fine flour, wheat, cattle and sheep; horses and carriages and slaves; and the lives of men.
- Weymouth Bible

and cinnamon, incense, perfume, frankincense, wine, olive oil, fine flour, wheat, sheep, horses, chariots, and people's bodies and souls.
- World English Bible

and canel, and amonye, and of swete smellinge thingis, and oynementis, and encense, and of wyn, and of oyle, and of flour, and of whete, and of werk beestis, and of scheep, and of horsis, and of cartis, and of seruauntis, and other lyues of men.
- Wycliffe Bible

and cinnamon, and odours, and ointment, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and cattle, and sheep, and of horses, and of chariots, and of bodies and souls of men.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 18:13


18:13 Amomum - A shrub whose wood is a fine perfume. And beasts - Cows and oxen. And of chariots - a purely Latin word is here inserted in the Greek. This St. John undoubtedly used on purpose, in describing the luxury of Rome. And of bodies - A common term for slaves. And souls of men - For these also are continually bought and sold at Rome. And this of all others is the most gainful merchandise to the Roman traffickers.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 18:13


Re 18:13 And bodies, and souls of men. The Greek reads, "the bodies and souls of men". The first seems to refer to the traffic in slaves, a common traffic until modern times and sanctioned by the Papacy. The latter expression seems to me to refer to a spiritual traffic. What is the whole system of masses for the dead, paid for out of the money drawn from mourning relatives, but a traffic in the souls of men?

Discussion for Revelation 18

  • Word
    Doesn't it say where Christ was crucified from reading scriptures that the city of Babylon is meaning the city of confusion and Satan is coming to deceive the whole world and he sits in Jerusalem claiming he is God return and people will gather there to worship him. No, I'm sure now it's Jerusalem and a false Christ comes first claiming he is the Lamb of God and looks just like him but it's dragon
  • Julie
    I also believe that Babylon is the U.S. we have been and are the most powerful nation on earth. we have made all other nations rich and we are a proud people and we think that nothing bad will ever happen to destroy us. And we have turned our back on God, we have idols in all forms. We have walked away from God, therefor God will not hear our nation when our day of judgment comes.
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Babylon is a city. Rev. 18 is calling her a "great city" all through the chapter, verse 18-24.
  • AGE!
    I think it is religion. Revelation 18 refers to religion, not a nation not a race. Because babylon a woman is refer to t group of people with influence.
  • correct they couldnt be rich anymore because the city was burned to a crisp 1st century jerusalem
  • Norm
    But NYC does fit the description perfectly. Blessings to all and receive JESUS to day as JESUS does SAVE from the wrath of hell. Amen. Contrary to the wicked teachings of some, Jesus Christ is the SAVIOUR. His body of believers is the Church. Our LORD saves the faithful but pours out His wrath on the children of disobedience who love a lie. Psalms 5:9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth their inward part is very wickedness their throat is an open sepulchre they flatter with their tongue.

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