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Revelation 14:8

ESV Another angel, a second, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who made all nations drink the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality.”
NIV A second angel followed and said, ''Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great,' which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.'
NASB And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, 'Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all the nations drink of the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality.'
CSB And another, a second angel, followed, saying, "It has fallen, Babylon the Great has fallen. She made all the nations drink the wine of her sexual immorality, which brings wrath."
NLT Then another angel followed him through the sky, shouting, 'Babylon is fallen — that great city is fallen — because she made all the nations of the world drink the wine of her passionate immorality.'
KJV And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

What does Revelation 14:8 mean?

Another angel appears in John's vision and announces the fall of Babylon. The Bible depicts Babylon as the center of Satanic activity from the days following Noah's flood until its fall at the end of the tribulation. Babylon is notorious for its idolatry, blasphemy, and immorality. The book of Daniel reveals its idolatry in the case of Nebuchadnezzar's command to worship a giant image (Daniel 3:1–7) and its blasphemy and immorality in the case of Belshazzar (Daniel 5).

Jeremiah 50:38 describes Babylon as "a land of images, and they are mad over idols." Further in Jeremiah 51:7 we read: "Babylon was a golden cup in the LORD's hand, making all the earth drunken; the nations drank of her wine; therefore the nations went mad." Babylon is used, in the Bible, both as a literal place and culture and as a symbol of a godless, wicked worldview.

In Scripture, then, "Babylon" is as much a reference to the world's ungodly and sinful nature as anything else. The Satanic system called Babylon is precisely what the beast and the false prophet promote, but it is doomed to destruction. According to Revelation 14:8 its end will be double destruction—both in this world, and in the world to come.
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