Revelation 18:2

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he cryed mightily with a strōg voyce, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of deuils, and the hold of euery foule spirit, and a cage of euery vncleane and hatefull bird:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he cried with a mighty voice, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, and is become a habitation of demons, and a hold of every unclean spirit, and a hold of every unclean and hateful bird.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he gave a loud cry, saying, Babylon the great has come down from her high place, she has come to destruction and has become a place of evil spirits, and of every unclean spirit, and a hole for every unclean and hated bird.
- Basic English Bible

And he cried with a strong voice, saying, Great Babylon has fallen, has fallen, and has become the habitation of demons, and a hold of every unclean spirit, and a hold of every unclean and hated bird;
- Darby Bible

And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of demons, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
- Webster's Bible

and with a mighty voice he cried out, saying, "Great Babylon has fallen, has fallen, and has become a home for demons and a stronghold for every kind of foul spirit and for every kind of foul and hateful bird.
- Weymouth Bible

He cried with a mighty voice, saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, and she has become a habitation of demons, a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird!
- World English Bible

`And he criede with strong vois, `and seide, Greet Babiloyn felde doun, felde doun, and is maad the habitacioun of deuelis, and the keping of ech vnclene spirit, and `the keping of ech vnclene foul, and hateful.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he did cry in might -- a great voice, saying, `Fall, fall did Babylon the great, and she became a habitation of demons, and a hold of every unclean spirit, and a hold of every unclean and hateful bird,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 18:2


18:2 And he cried, Babylon is fallen - This fall was mentioned before, #Rev 14:8|; but is now declared at large. And is become an habitation - A free abode. Of devils, and an hold - A prison. Of every unclean spirit - Perhaps confined there where they had once practised all uncleanness, till the judgment of the great day. How many horrid inhabitants hath desolate Babylon! of invisible beings, devils, and unclean spirits; of visible, every unclean beast, every filthy and hateful bird. Suppose, then, Babylon to mean heathen Rome; what have the Romanists gained, seeing from the time of that destruction, which they say is past, these are to be its only inhabitants for ever.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 18:2


Re 18:2 And he cried . . . Babylon the great is fallen. Compare this description with Isa 21:9 14:23 13:21. The fall of Babylon has been already declared, Re 16:19 17:16 but now it is developed. This picture is intended to portray her utter desolation.

Discussion for Revelation 18

  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    She has her hands deep in capitalism. Notice that EVERYTHING in list are things desired, but not needed. We are talking about the most wealthy organization on the face of the earth. Notice that the last on the list, the souls of men. She used to control world with fear. Now it's money and products, food, fresh drinking water . How much do we spend on STUFF the TV makes you THINK you need? Think!
  • Obbie Beal
    Huumm... in 18 she has earned the title Babylon; She was / is soooo good at what she do therefore all nations of the world do business with her (directly or indirectly)... And she shall receive her reward for her actions... Lots of inesent blood is on her hands, now she must pay for her actions... The 'love' of/for money is the root to all evil. World-wide buying and selling in 18.
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    It's was all about Rome at the end of Dan. It's the same in Rev. She has daughters(apostate churches). Rome had names of blasphemy (forgiving sins in God's place and calling herself God) Her apparel like the high priests in Lev. but no blue thread which is to remind us of the commandments. A so-called Christ. worship that does not keep commandments. All 10! Come out of her. Satan gave it's power
  • Orville
    At the 7th trumpet we are all changed into spiritual bodies.......another dimension, hence the reason flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God, God and the angels reside in another dimension....the merchants of the earth realize it's basically over for them....bye, bye! Same earth different age......the Lord's Day, mankind was given 6 days (6,000 years) and failed.
  • 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.

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