Revelation 18:15

“The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Merchants of these things which were made riche by her, shall stand afarre off for the feare of her torment, weeping and wailing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The merchants of these things, who became rich from her, will stand at a distance because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The merchants of these things, who were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning;
- American Standard Version (1901)

The traders in these things, by which their wealth was increased, will be watching far off for fear of her punishment, weeping and crying;
- Basic English Bible

The merchants of these things, who had been enriched through her, shall stand afar off through fear of her torment, weeping and grieving,
- Darby Bible

The merchants of these things who were made rich by her, shall stand afar off, for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
- Webster's Bible

Those who traded in these things, who grew wealthy through her, will stand afar off, struck with terror at her punishment,
- Weymouth Bible

The merchants of these things, who were made rich by her, will stand far away for the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning;
- World English Bible

And marchaundis of these thingis schulen no more fynde tho thingis. Thei that ben maad riche of it, schulen stonde fer, for drede of turmentis of it, wepynge, and mornynge, and seiynge, Wo!
- Wycliffe Bible

The merchants of these things, who were made rich by her, far off shall stand because of the fear of her torment, weeping, and sorrowing,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 18:15


Re 18:15-19 The merchants of these things . . . shall stand afar off. The lamentation of the kings over the fall of the city has been given in Re 18:9-14. The lamentation of the merchants is now given. They are also represented as standing afar off. With them join the shipmasters and mariners who have been engaged in her trade. These all mourn because their profits from her are brought to an end.

Discussion for Revelation 18

  • 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
  • Insight777
    Babylon is the world nuclear industry; the combined "city" of world nuclear power plants that provide energy to help commerce / medical industry
  • BSP
    Satan uses false religion but in verse 4 Jehovah God warns us to get out of false religion.
  • Word
    Satan is one of the beast and the other is the people that rise up to follow him meaning a one world religion and has nothing to do with Rome except the fact that Rome and the Pope will join into the one worldism of the political religious leader which is Satan the beast. The world will follow the beast.
  • SabbathkeeperandWife
    Menno- that's the beast of Rev 13, who gives power to first beast, which is Rome. Look at all the ones reaching out. This is 500th anniversary of protestant ref.and ROME says it's over as all the Lutherans are rejoining Rome. Who is SHE to say it's over, she didn't start it, Bible believing Christians did. Deadly wound - healed. She runs kings and the world's commerce . BTW all US pres. R royalty!
  • C.W.
    Remember one cannot serve both God, and Mammon ( money ) so the system of money is what Has been taken away here... Merchandising, wood, stone, silver, and gold, and......it not speaking of any one nation, but the monetary system of the whole world.....some are richer than others... Is all.....

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