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

  • Chaplain Bob Walker

    Jesus - Matthew 23:37 - O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. Jerusalem KILLED the PROPHETS


  • Curt
    Babylon San Francisco. The city will be destroyed by an earthquake. California's electricity will be knocked out. The United Nations Conference on International Organization (UNCIO) was a convention of delegates from 50 Allied nations that took place from 25 April 1945 to 26 June 1945 in San Francisco, United States.
  • A disciple
    The image of the dragon and the whore sitting on his back is much older than the Church of Rome; and is more deeply entrenched in the hearts and minds of the men of the world than merely the Catholic Church. It goes back to about 100 years after the flood, when Nimrod began to be mighty in the earth, and the turning away of the hearts and minds of men against God and against His Anointed. Psalm 2
  • Elijah St Jechisurs
    This chapter deals with organized religion the Catholic church is the topic of the discussion between John and the angel Gabriel
  • Mari
    This chapter is clearly Rome. Read verse 6. Now read verse 24. They killed the apostles
  • Caloy
    Babylon the great is the false religion where kings of the earth and rulers (wild beast)fornicate with her she is like a prostitute because she has relations with all of them

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