New Living Translation
They will cry out as they watch the smoke ascend, and they will say, "Where is there another city as great as this?"
King James Bible
And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
Darby Bible Translation
and cried, seeing the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like to the great city?
World English Bible
and cried out as they looked at the smoke of her burning, saying, 'What is like the great city?'
Young's Literal Translation
and were crying, seeing the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like to the great city?
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LibraryThe Seventh (And Last) vision "On Earth"
We must get a complete view of these in order to embrace them all and view them as a whole. The Structure shows their true sequence: E^7., xix. 17-- 15. The Seventh (and Last) Vision "on Earth." E^7 A^1 xix. 17-21. MEN. The Judgment of the Beast and the False Prophet. B^1 xx. 1-3. SATAN. The Judgment of Satan (Before the Millennium). A^2 xx. 4-6. MEN. The Judgment of the overcomers. The "rest of the dead" left for Judgment. B^2 xx. 7-10. …
E.W. Bullinger—Commentary on Revelation
"In the Spirit and Power of Elias"
The Sun Rising Upon a Dark World
Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
They cry aloud over you and weep bitterly. They throw dust on their heads and roll in ashes.
As they wail and mourn over you, they sing this sad funeral song: 'Was there ever such a city as Tyre, now silent at the bottom of the sea?
They worshiped the dragon for giving the beast such power, and they also worshiped the beast. "Who is as great as the beast?" they exclaimed. "Who is able to fight against him?"
The smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever, and they will have no relief day or night, for they have worshiped the beast and his statue and have accepted the mark of his name."
The great city of Babylon split into three sections, and the cities of many nations fell into heaps of rubble. So God remembered all of Babylon's sins, and he made her drink the cup that was filled with the wine of his fierce wrath.
And the kings of the world who committed adultery with her and enjoyed her great luxury will mourn for her as they see the smoke rising from her charred remains.
They will stand at a distance, terrified by her great torment. They will cry out, "How terrible, how terrible for you, O Babylon, you great city! In a single moment God's judgment came on you."
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