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

  • Norm
    Do not be deceived by believing this is not America, specifically the Big Apple which is the financial and trade hub of the whole world to this day. More funds flow through NY based institutions than any other city. The securities and futures industries do not rely on the local goods or services. The Big Apple of deception is the only city that fits this prophecy. The US is the only nation that sits on many waters. Ask God for a heart of repentance, receive JESUS as your Savior and escape the hell that is soon to consume this land and then the whole world.
  • Ronald Conn
    Right now, our nation fits the best description for this horrific prophecy to come into play!!! He mentions it will be desolate in one hr, three times!!! Reminding us it will be swift!!! As the last days play out right in front of our eyes, like the Pharisees cud not see Jesus for who He really was, many will also be blinded by the fact of what God has told us in His mighty mighty word!!! Selah!!!
  • Wesley
    Babylon can not be the United States because we no longer have oil or fine jewels or even grow enough food to make any differences in our world.Babylon is the EAST where we get about all our resources. America will not be on the map in the last days. Better get your life right with CHRIST now
  • Word
    As far as I can see Americans will have problems but not much if you understand you have to wait for the true Christ. Russia and China might be a problem but if you trust God you'll be o.k.
  • Don Edwards
    America will first fail and then fall like Babylon. Let us pray for renewal and spiritual revival.
  • Netta
    I believe revelation 18 speaks about the great city of New York City and the 2 towers.It sounds like a God is angry that the city is filled with so much sin and greed lust and fornication. The more I read the more I know that God foreseen all of what's happening in the world and he will have the victory in the end when Jesus come down and cast all of Satan's followers too hell.

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