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

  • Kelly
    Friend, i think if you were to look at the scripture from a smaller perspective...Our Lord is only One man. His call is very personal. Perhaps it may help you to consider Our Lords message as one of Love...EVEN between a man and a woman? Jesus said he came to divide...to give the thief life...abundantly. Look into the REAL meaning of bread...relationships. First 10 proverbs are about adultery
  • Colm
    In 18:23 thy merchants were the great men of the earth. Possibly talking about the people who control the banking system/the people who own Hollywood? For by thy sorceries were all nations deceived, maybe talking about the satanic music industry that all the nations view and are being deceived by hidden satanic propaganda
  • Eric
    Goodbye Roman Catholic Church what a wonderful chapter giving the believer the wonderful hope of knowing this wicked abomination to this earth the Roman Catholic Church and wicked pope destroyed by Almighty God as our Lord says In Romans 12:19 Vengeance is mine I will repay saith the Lord. Praise God ! Come out of Rome people don't play with the Harlot People Jesus wants to save you from her!
  • Partridge Mutiso John
    This city of Babylon is the various false religions and false prophets who mislead believers into believing them just like beautiful cities and harlots or prostitutes! The bible calls it the Mighty Babylon. In 2Cor6:17 and Isaiah 52:11 warns us to flee before time is up!
  • Mari
    Sounds !ike Rome to me. The amount of colors the priest wears and they killed
    the saints
  • Greg
    No doubt in my mind this is about the USA. We deal with every country either directly or indirectly. This country is also brainwashed into thinking who can harm us we are so great and powerful. Vile filthy land from one state to the next beginning with porn in public on tv in your face, abortion/murder of innocent,strange religions and beliefs , idolatry , mens traditions regarded as " holidays".

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