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 for Revelation 18:2

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 for Revelation 18:2

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 18:2

  • Omar on Revelation 18:2
    there is more to life than...... just working , paying bills, staying on the computer so forth and so on ? I'd like to hear you alls comments please
  • Adam - in Reply on Revelation 18:2
    Hello Omar,

    You are asking the right question. People searching for meaning outside of God often come up empty. It's not about wealth, that's why so many famous celebrities are unstable and have alcohol and drug addictions. The wisest man in the Bible who was a wealthy king wrote about this exact subject. It is worth reading: Ecclesiastes 2

    I believe the meaning of life is love and relationships. Relationships with God, family, friends, neighbors. Life is a test and God is testing our character and if we want to seek and follow Him. The greatest commandment in the Bible is Mark 12:30-31. The Bible is full of wisdom on how to live our life- like an instruction manual for a good, meaningful life.

    In addition, people who help others often feel a great sense of fulfillment. Volunteering, helping neighbors, pursuing the betterment of others. Not everyone says thank you. Only 10% came back to thank Jesus for healing him. But this is a way to build 'treasure' in heaven instead of pursuing empty pursuits of this world, in my opinion. Matthew 6:20

    John 16:33, 2 Corinthians 4:17, 1 Corinthians 13:13. Link

    God bless you...
  • Omar - in Reply on Revelation 18:2
    Thanks Adam I appreciate your answers to my question. I was pondering that question with Father God and I just was wondering if people felt the way I felt about it. I feel that Jesus is all everyone will ever need. Love! Thanks Brother and Lord Bless!
  • Rick Colombe on Revelation 18:2
    With all the evil taking place in our country these past few months it's easy to see that people choose evil over good, while they justify their evil. Babylon sounds like a description of today's New York City. Sudden destruction will come within one hour. Ever wonder what an EMP bomb would do to our country? To New York City?
  • Daniel on Revelation 18:2
    As a great millstone into the sea.

    The cup of God's wrath a winepress, the blood to the horse bridles.

    In One Hour.

    Her waves to consume as Baby sinks forever.
  • Chuck on Revelation 18:2
    "...every unclean and hateful bird."

    Spotted owl anybody? America, it is
    one minute to midnight.
  • Debi on Revelation 18:2
    To me this is speaking in the day in which we are living. So many unclean spirits, gods from mans wicked imagination, and the hate is growing stronger against the christian name.


 

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