Rev. 18

Rev. 18:11

"And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargoes any more; [NASB]

My Translation
[my translatio]
καὶ οἱ ἔμποροι τῆς γῆς κλαίουσιν καὶ πενθοῦσιν ἐπ᾽ αὐτήν ὅτι τὸν γόμον αὐτῶν οὐδεὶς ἀγοράζει οὐκέτι


Kings, merchants and sailors --

It is interesting to see the reactions of these different groups.

  • The kings who lived sensually with the Harlot appear to be afraid that their position is in jeopardy. With no way to placate their citizens, how are they going to continue to rule? Their society will unravel and it will be chaotic.
  • The merchants mourn because they have nothing to sell. "no one buys their cargoes."
  • The sailors mourn because they no longer have a job. There is nothing to ship.

In all this, no one laments that they have deceived and stolen from the whole world. They do not repent, they only regret that they got caught and it is over.

(by William Bell - - May 25, 2022, 2:31 a.m.

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