Revelation 18:18

“And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And cryed when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like vnto this great citie?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and were crying out as they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, 'What {city} is like the great city?'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and cried out as they looked upon the smoke of her burning, saying, What `city' is like the great city?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And crying out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What town is like the great town?
- Basic English Bible

and cried, seeing the smoke of her burning, saying, What [city] is like to the great city?
- Darby Bible

And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like this great city!
- Webster's Bible

stood afar off, and cried aloud when they saw the smoke of her burning. And they said, `What city is like this great city?'
- Weymouth Bible

and cried out as they looked at the smoke of her burning, saying, 'What is like the great city?'
- World English Bible

and crieden, seynge the place of the brennyng of it, seiynge, What is lijk this greet citee?
- Wycliffe Bible

and were crying, seeing the smoke of her burning, saying, What [city is] like to the great city?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

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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