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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Revelation 18:11

    CHAPTERS: Revelation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24




    King James Bible - Revelation 18:11

    And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:

    World English Bible

    The merchants of the earth weep and mourn
    over her, for no one buys their merchandise any more;

    Douay-Rheims - Revelation 18:11

    And the merchants of the earth shall weep, and mourn
    over her: for no man shall buy their merchandise any more.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn
    over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:

    Greek Textus Receptus

    2532 οι 3588 εμποροι 1713 της 3588 γης 1093 κλαιουσιν 2799 5719 και 2532 πενθουσιν 3996 5719 επ 1909 αυτη 846 οτι 3754 τον 3588 γομον 1117 αυτων 846 ουδεις 3762 αγοραζει 59 5719 ουκετι 3765

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (11) -
    :3,9,15,20,23; 13:16,17 Isa 23:1-15; 47:15

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 18:11

    Y los mercaderes de la tierra lloran y se lamentan sobre ella; porque ninguno compra ms sus mercaderías:

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Revelation 18:11

    Verse 11. The
    merchants of the earth] These are represented as mourning over her, because their traffic with her was at an end.

    Bishop Bale, who applies all these things to the Church of Rome, thus paraphrases the principal passages:- "The mighty kinges and potentates of the earth, not havinge afore their eyes the love and feare of God, have committed with this whore moste vile filthynesse; abusinge themselves by many straunge or uncommaunded worshippings, and bynding themselves by othe to observe hyr lawes and customs. At the examples, doctrines, counsels, and perswasions of hyr holy whoremongers, have they broken the covenaunts of peace; battailed, oppressed, spoyled, ravished, tyrannously murthered innocents; yea, for vain foolish causes, and more vaine titles, as though there were neither heaven nor hel, God nor accounts to be made.

    "And her mitred marchantes, hyr shorne souldiers, hir massemongers, hyr soulesellers, and hir martbrokers, waxed very riche, through the sale of hir oyles, creme, salt, water, bread, orders, hallowings, houselinges, ashes, palme, waxe, frankensence, beades, crosses, candlesticks, copes, belles, organes, images, reliques, and other pedlary wares.

    "They have gotten in unto them pallaces and princely houses, fat pastors and parkes, meadowes and warrens, rivers and pondes, villages and towns, cities and whole provinces, with the divill and all els; besides other men's wives, daughters, mayde servantes, and children, whom they have abhominably corrupted. What profites they have drawen unto them also by the sale of great bishopricks, prelacies, promocions, benefices, tot quoties, pardons, pilgrymages, confessions, and purgatory; besides the yearely rents of cathedrall churches, abbayes, colleges, covents, for sutes and suche other. - Specially shal they be sore discontented with the matter, which have with hir committed the whordom of the spyrite, by many externe worshipings of drye waffer cakes, oyles, roods, relyques, ladyes, images, sculles, bones, chippes, olde ragges, showes, (shoes,) bootes, spurres, hattes, breches, whodes, night capes, and such like.

    "And they that have lived wantonly with hir, (ver. 9,) in following hir idle observacions, in mattenses, houres, and masses; in sensinges, halowings, and font halowing; in going processions with canapye, crosse, and pyx; with banneres, stremers, and torche light; with such other gaudes to folish for children.

    "Alas, alas, that great cyty (ver. 10) that beautiful Babilon, that blessed holy mother the Church, which somtime had so many popes pardons, so many bishoppes blessinges, so many holye stations, so many cleane remissions a pena et culpa, so many good ghostly fathers, so many religious orders, so much holy water for spirites, and Saint John's gospel, with the five woundes and the length of our Lord for drowning, is nowe decayed for ever! 'Alas, alas, who shall pray for us now? Who shall singe dirges and trentoles? Who shal spoile us of our sinnes? Who shal give us ashes and palmes? Who shal blesse us with a spade, and singe us out of purgatory when we are deade? If we lacke these things we are like to want heaven.

    These are the desperate complaints of the wicked."

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 11. And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over over her , etc.] Who these are, (see Gill on Revelation 18:3) and, what their lamentation, ( Revelation 18:16) the reason of their weeping and mourning follows: for no man buyeth their merchandise any more; what their merchandise is, is expressed in the two next verses; and this shows that it is not to be understood merely in a literal sense; for such commodities in general as are there mentioned, if they do not sell at one place, they will at another; and the decline of trade in one city does not put a stop to business all the world over; and often so it is, that the ruin of commerce in one place is the rise of it in another; and all the things hereafter spoken of, excepting the last article, are what will be merchandised in one place or another to the end of the world; unless the sense should be, that no man at Rome, and the parts adjacent, will buy of this merchandise any more; but though they should not, this could not be cause of such lamentation as is afterwards expressed, since their goods might be sold elsewhere; but it looks as if this must be understood of such kind of wares as will be disused and despised all the world over, and they will meet with no customers any where to deal with them in them.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 9-19 - The mourners had shared
    Babylon's sensual pleasures, and gained by he wealth and trade. The kings of the earth, whom she flattered int idolatry, allowing them to be tyrannical over their subjects, whil obedient to her; and the merchants, those who trafficked for he indulgences, pardons, and honours; these mourn. Babylon's friend partook her sinful pleasures and profits, but are not willing to shar her plagues. The spirit of antichrist is a worldly spirit, and tha sorrow is a mere worldly sorrow; they do not lament for the anger of God, but for the loss of outward comforts. The magnificence and riche of the ungodly will avail them nothing, but will render the vengeanc harder to be borne. The spiritual merchandise is here alluded to, when not only slaves, but the souls of men, are mentioned as articles of commerce, to the destroying the souls of millions. Nor has this bee peculiar to the Roman antichrist, and only her guilt. But le prosperous traders learn, with all their gains, to get the unsearchabl riches of Christ; otherwise; even in this life, they may have to mour that riches make to themselves wings and fly away, and that all the fruits their souls lusted after, are departed from them. Death, at an rate, will soon end their commerce, and all the riches of the ungodl will be exchanged, not only for the coffin and the worm, but for the fire that cannot be quenched.

    Greek Textus Receptus

    2532 CONJ οι 3588 T-NPM εμποροι 1713 N-NPM της 3588 T-GSF γης 1093 N-GSF κλαιουσιν 2799 5719 V-PAI-3P και 2532 CONJ πενθουσιν 3996 5719 V-PAI-3P επ 1909 PREP αυτη 846 P-DSF οτι 3754 CONJ τον 3588 T-ASM γομον 1117 N-ASM αυτων 846 P-GPM ουδεις 3762 A-NSM αγοραζει 59 5719 V-PAI-3S ουκετι 3765 ADV

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    Merchandise (gomon). Only here, ver. 12, and Acts xxi. 3. From gemw to be full. Hence, literally, lading or cargo. So Rev., in margin. The main features of the following description are taken from that of the destruction of Tyre, Ezekiel 26, 27.

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