|Revelation 18, Page 10|
Bible, KJV Translation:
18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
18:10 Standing afar off in terror of her destruction, saying, Woe, trouble for that great dwelling of confusion, that mighty dwelling! for in one hour it is judged.
Significant Words and Comments:
Commentary on Revelation 18:10 (28 June 2008): “Standing afar off,” or “standing at a great distance” indicates the immediate separation every nation makes from the core of the World Trade Organization when it collapses. Afar off, from makrothen [G3113], presents a powerful theme throughout the remainder of Revelation 18 [10, 15, 17]. Those national leaders who had rejected Yehuveh and united with the World Trade Organization while it flourished are now withdrawn at a great distance when it collapses. Typical! Stand is discussed in notes on Revelation 11:4; off, in notes on Revelation 14:20.
“Fear of her torment,” all kings of the earth withdraw from the collapsing World Trade Organization because of their “terror of receiving the same treatment or coming to the same fate.” Fear is discussed in notes on Revelation 11:11; torment, torture, intense testing, in notes on Revelation 9:5 and 11:10.
“Alas, alas,” simply, “ah, ah,” or “woe, trouble,” exclamation of surprise, amazement, or wonder. Alas is from oua [G3758], used only three times in Revelation 18 [10, 16, 19]. Considering the strength and global dominion of the present socio-economic system, it will indeed be astonishing to see it collapse.
“That great city Babylon, that mighty city!” The dwelling of great confusion is discussed in notes on Revelation 11:8. This entire phrase is used only twice in Revelation [18:10, 21], but there are nine other references to great city in Revelation, as discussed in notes by Revelation 11:8. City is discussed in notes on Revelation 11:8, 13; Babylon in notes on Revelation 14:8.
“For in one hour,” as discussed by Revelation 17:12, may be one hour or a specified period of time of any length. In Revelation 18:10, as well as Revelation 18:17 and 18:19, whatever this period of time is, it is very brief.
“Thy judgment come.” Judgment is discussed in notes on Revelation 14:7.
Originally Written: 28 June 2008
Latest Update: 3 July 2008
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