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

  • 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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