And after these things I saw another Angel descend from the Celestorum, having Great Power;
and the earth was illuminated with his Glory.
And he cried aloud mightily with a strong voice, saying,
BABALON the Great has fallen, has fallen,
and has become the Habitation of Demons,
and the Prison of every Unclean Spirit,
and a cage of every vile and Ravenous Bird.
For all Nations have drunk of the Wine of the Wrath of her Pornia,
and the kings of the earth have wrought Pornia with her,
and the merchendisers of the earth have grown rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
And I heard another Voice from Heaven, saying,
Come out of her, my people,
that you be not partakers of her sins,
and that you receive none of her plagues.
For her sins have reached to Heaven itself,
and God has remembered her iniquities.
Reward her back even as she rewarded you,
and multiply double to her double according to her works:
in the Cup which she has filled fill to her double.
How much she has glorified herself, and lived sumutously,
so much Torment and Sorrow give her:
for she says in her Heart,
I sit as Queen, and am no widow, and shall never see Sorrow.
Therefore shall her plagues come in one Day,
Death, and Mourning, and Famine;
and she shall be utterly burnt with Fire:
for invincible is ADONAI ALOHIM who judges her.
And the kings of the earth,
who have committed Pornia and lived sumutously with her,
shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying,
Alas, alas that great city BABALON, that Mighty City!
For in one Hour has your Judgment come.
And the merchendisers of the earth shall weep and mourn over her;
for no man buys their merchandise any more:
The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones,
and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple,
and silk, and scarlet, and all your wood,
and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood,
and of brass, and iron, and marble,
And cinnamon, and incense, and essential oils, and frankincense,
and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat,
and livestock, and sheep, and horses,
and chariots, and slaves, and the souls of men.
And all the products that your soul lusted for have departed from you,
and all things which were delicate and sumtuous have departed from you, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
The merchendisers of these things, who were made rich by her,
shall stand afar off for the fear of her Torment, weeping and wailing,
And saying, Alas, alas that Great City,
that was clothed in Fine Linen, and Purple, and Scarlet,
and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
For in one hour such great wealth has come to nought.
And every shipmaster,
and all the company in ships, and sailors,
and as many as trade by the Abyss, stood afar off,
And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying,
What city is like this Great City!
And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying,
Alas, alas that Great City,
wherein were made rich all who had ships in the Sea by reason of her costliness!
for in one Hour is she is turned into Desolation.
Rejoice over her, O Celestorum,
and you Holy Apostles and Prophets;
for God has avenged you on her.
And a Mighty Angel took up a stone like a Great Grindstone,
and hurled it into the Abyss, saying,
Thus with grinding shall that Great City BABALON be thrown down,
and shall be found no more at all.
And the sound of the harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters,
shall be heard no more at all in you;
and no Mason, of whatsoever Craft he be, shall be found any more in you;
and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in you;
And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in you;
and the voice of neither bridegroom nor bride shall be heard no more at all in you:
for your merchendisers were the Elite Men of the earth;
for by your Pharmakia were all nations deceived.
And in her was found the Blood of Prophets, and of Saints,
of all who were slain upon the earth.