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

  • John
    Are there any references about the united states, I am thinking the USA is the great harlot of revelation concerning the eagles wings.
  • Jambita adusi tiny
    It is true that all the kings of the Earth have fornicated with the Roman Catholic church. The Catholic church created Islam to control Middle East then the situation ran out of their control. Together, the two satanic religions control 75% of the earth. Our Messiah will utterly destroy these religions and send their beneficiaries to eternal torment. Come Lord Jesus come.
  • Joan Travick
    Rev. 18:5-8 - GOD said HE wouldn't remember the repentant sins of a sincere heart; but in verse 5, HE says, to the wicked nation, that HE has remembered their sins
  • Beverly
    Orrilille is right with his answer.Remember folks,your imaginations,your feelings,your ideas,and what you you own will not save you.Get your head and faith in Gods word and look up words to find out the meaning.Don't be lazy and just say "you think,you guess".Trust in the Lord's words and in Him.Spend time on Him.Bet your not lazy when you collect your paycheck.
  • Nancy
    I believe we are close to the judgement spoken of here. The "merchants" are about to take the seats of our Government...be watchful.
  • 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

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