Revelation 18:23

“And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee: and the voice of the bridegrome and of the bride shalbe heard no more at all in thee: for thy Merchants were the great men of the earth: for by thy sorceries were all nations deceiued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and the light of a lamp will not shine in you any longer; and the voice of the bridegroom and bride will not be heard in you any longer; for your merchants were the great men of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and the light of a lamp shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the princes of the earth; for with thy sorcery were all the nations deceived.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And never again will the shining of lights be seen in you; and the voice of the newly-married man and the bride will never again be sounding in you: for your traders were the lords of the earth, and by your evil powers were all the nations turned out of the right way.
- Basic English Bible

and light of lamp shall shine no more at all in thee, and voice of bridegroom and bride shall be heard no more at all in thee; for thy merchants were the great ones of the earth; for by thy sorcery have all the nations been deceived.
- Darby Bible

And the light of a candle shall shine no more in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
- Webster's Bible

Never again shall the light of a lamp shine in thee, and never again shall the voice of a bridegroom or of a bride be heard in thee. For thy merchants were the great men of the earth, and with the magic which thou didst practise all nations were led astray.
- Weymouth Bible

The light of a lamp will shine no more at all in you. The voice of the bridegroom and of the bride will be heard no more at all in you; for your merchants were the princes of the earth; for with your sorcery all the nations were deceived.
- World English Bible

and the liyt of lanterne schal no more schyne to thee, and the vois of the hosebonde and of the wijf schal no more yit be herd in thee; for thi marchauntis weren princis of the erthe. For in thi witchecraftis alle folkis erriden.
- Wycliffe Bible

and light of a lamp may not shine at all in thee any more; and voice of bridegroom and of bride may not be heard at all in thee any more; because thy merchants were the great ones of the earth, because in thy sorcery were all the nations led astray,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 18:23


18:23 For thy merchants were the great men of the earth - A circumstance which was in itself indifferent, and yet led them into pride, luxury, and numberless other sins.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 18:23


Re 18:23 For by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. This accounts for the fact that all nations poured their treasures into her lap.

Discussion for Revelation 18

  • Barbara Horn
    I was looking for the phrase this week, "come out of her my people" which I entered but I
    Did not get any result. Luckily I found it by myself today. I just thought you might like to
    See that. I must admit I only searched the 1st page. But thinking it was such a oft quoted
    Phrase I thought it would have come up quickly, even the first selected. I put in both Old and
    New testaments.
  • Menno
    I believe that Revelation chapter 18 refers to the USA. And that the part about the whole world watching what happens to USA; was also conveyed many years later in 1775 by an Angel who appeared to George Washington. Google Search "George Washington's Vision" and see what the Angel showed George Washington...especially the Third Great Peril that was ahead for that future nation.
  • Obbie Beal
    WOW! In 18 she has earned the title 'Babylon the Great'; She was and still is so good at what she do/did therefore all nations of the world desires her (directly or indirectly)... And she shall receive her reward for her actions... Lots of blood is on her hand, now she must pay for her actions... The 'love' of/for money is the root to all evil. World-Wide buying and selling in 18. WOW!
  • 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

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