Revelation 18:21

“And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And a mightie Angel tooke vp a stone like a great milstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great citie Babylon bee throwen downe, and shall bee found no more at all.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then a strong angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, "So will Babylon, the great city, be thrown down with violence, and will not be found any longer.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And a strong angel took up a stone as it were a great millstone and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with a mighty fall shall Babylon, the great city, be cast down, and shall be found no more at all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And a strong angel took up a stone like the great stone with which grain is crushed, and sent it into the sea, saying, So, with a great fall, will Babylon, the great town, come to destruction, and will not be seen any more at all.
- Basic English Bible

And a strong angel took up a stone, as a great millstone, and cast [it] into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall Babylon the great city be cast down, and shall be found no more at all;
- Darby Bible

And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be no more found.
- Webster's Bible

Then a single angel of great strength took a stone which resembled a huge millstone, and hurled it into the sea, saying, "So shall Babylon, that great city, be violently hurled down and never again be found.
- Weymouth Bible

A mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and cast it into the sea, saying, "Thus with violence will Babylon, the great city, be thrown down, and will be found no more at all.
- World English Bible

And o stronge aungel took vp a stoon, as a greet mylne stoon, and keste in to the see, and seide, In this bire thilke greet citee Babiloyn schal be sent, and now it schal no more be foundun.
- Wycliffe Bible

And one strong messenger did take up a stone as a great millstone, and did cast [it] to the sea, saying, `Thus with violence shall Babylon be cast, the great city, and may not be found any more at all;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 18:21


18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone, and threw it into the sea - By a like emblem Jeremiah fore - showed the fall of the Chaldean Babylon, #Jer 51:63|,64.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 18:21


Re 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone. See Jer 51:61-64. This symbolical act implies an utter destruction. In Jeremiah the stone is cast into the Euphrates. Now it is cast into the sea, because another Babylon is designed.

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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