11 But refuse to put younger widows on the list, for when they feel (A)sensual desires in disregard of Christ, they want to get married,

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11 As for younger widows, do not put them on such a list. For when their sensual desires overcome their dedication to Christ, they want to marry.

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For all the nations [a]have drunk of the (A)wine of the [b]passion of her immorality, and (B)the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the (C)merchants of the earth have become rich by the [c]wealth of her [d](D)sensuality.”

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 18:3 Two early ancient mss read have fallen by
  2. Revelation 18:3 Lit wrath
  3. Revelation 18:3 Lit power
  4. Revelation 18:3 Or luxury

For all the nations have drunk
    the maddening wine of her adulteries.(A)
The kings of the earth committed adultery with her,(B)
    and the merchants of the earth grew rich(C) from her excessive luxuries.”(D)

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Lament for Babylon

“And (A)the kings of the earth, who committed acts of immorality and (B)lived [a]sensuously with her, will (C)weep and lament over her when they (D)see the smoke of her burning,

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 18:9 Or luxuriously

Threefold Woe Over Babylon’s Fall

“When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her(A) and shared her luxury(B) see the smoke of her burning,(C) they will weep and mourn over her.(D)

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