Revelation 14:8

(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.
(1611 KJV) And there followed another Angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great citie, because she made all nations drinke of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
(1587 Geneva Bible) And there followed another Angel, saying, Babylon that great citie is fallen, it is fallen: for she made all nations to drinke of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
(1526 Tyndale) And there folowed another angell sayinge: Babilon is fallen is fallen that gret cite for she made all nacions drynke of the wyne of hyr fornicacion.

Counterfeit Versions
(1881 RV) And another, a second angel, followed, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, which hath made all the nations to drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
(1901 ASV) And another, a second angel, followed, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, that hath made all the nations to drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
(AMP) Then another angel, a second one, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all nations drink the wine of the passion of her immorality [corrupting them with idolatry].”
(CEB) Another angel, a second one, followed and said, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She made all the nations drink the wine of her lustful passion.”
(Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition) And another angel followed, saying: That great Babylon is fallen, is fallen; which made all nations to drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
(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.”
(GNB) A second angel followed the first one, saying, “She has fallen! Great Babylon has fallen! She made all peoples drink her wine—the strong wine of her immoral lust!”
(HCSB) A second angel followed, saying: “It has fallen, Babylon the Great has fallen, who made all nations drink the wine of her sexual immorality, which brings wrath.”
(JB PHILLIPS) Then another, a second angel, followed him crying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She who made all nations drink the wine of her passionate unfaithfulness!”
(LEB) And another second angel followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, who caused all the nations to drink from the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality.”
(THE MESSAGE) A second Angel followed, calling out, “Ruined, ruined, Great Babylon ruined! She made all the nations drunk on the wine of her whoring!”
(NABRE) A second angel followed, saying: “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, that made all the nations drink the wine of her licentious passion.”
(NASV) 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 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.”
(NRSV) Then another angel, a second, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”
(RSV) Another angel, a second, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who made all nations drink the wine of her impure passion.”
(NWT-Jehovah’s Witnesses) Another, a second angel, followed, saying: “She has fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen, she who made all the nations drink of the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality!”

Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
και αλλος αγγελος ηκολουθησεν λεγων επεσεν επεσεν βαβυλων η πολις η μεγαλη οτι εκ του οινου του θυμου της πορνειας αυτης πεποτικεν παντα εθνη

Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
και αλλος δευτερος αγγελος ηκολουθησεν λεγων επεσεν επεσεν βαβυλων η μεγαλη η εκ του οινου του θυμου της πορνειας αυτης πεποτικεν παντα τα εθνη

Corrupted Manuscripts
This verse is corrupted in the following manuscripts:
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
A 02 - Alexandrinus - Fifth century
C 04 - Ephraemi Rescriptus - Fifth century
P 025 - Ninth century
1 (Minuscule) - Seventh century

Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse
Stephanus (1550 A.D.)
Elzevir Brothers (1624 A.D.)

Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
Excludes “city” after “that great”
Greisbach, Johann - 1805
Lachmann, Karl - 1842
Tischendorf, Constantine - 1869
Tregelles, Samuel - 1857
Alford, Henry - 1849 revised in 1871
Wordsworth, Christopher - 1856 revised in 1870
Westcott and Hort - 1881
Weiss, Bernhard - 1894
Nestle - 1927 as revised in seventeenth edition in 1941
Nestle-Aland - 1979 - Twenty Sixth Edition
Nestle-Aland - 1993 - Twenty Seventh Edition
United Bible Societies - 1983 - Fourth Edition
Von Soden, Freiherr - 1902
Hodges and Farstad - Majority Text 1982 as corrected in 1985

Affected Teaching
We see more detail about Babylon in Chapters 17 & 18 but here we are given a single statement that Babylon has fallen. It is a fulfillment of a vision which was given to Isaiah in chapter 21. There it is speaking about the physical kingdom of Babylon which would eventually capture Judah for 70 years in 586 B.C. Isaiah 21:9 (KJV) And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

Here the term Babylon is widened and is a synonym for the world wide kingdom of Satan. As God judged Babylon in the Old Testament, God will swiftly judge the kingdom of Satan at the end of time. There is nowhere on earth that the kingdom of Satan has not touched. Every single nation of this world has been under the evil influence of the kingdom of Satan. The fornication which these nations have been seduced by is the evil beast and the false prophet which had been responsible for seducing both governments of the world and the religious systems by creating false religions which bring only destruction to a person’s soul. When one drinks wine it makes them feel good until they realize that wine has led to their eternal destruction as in the case of the wine of the wrath of the fornication of Babylon. The unbeliever drinks the wine of Babylon thinking that it will be only innocent but will realize too late that it has set them up for eternal damnation.

In Daniel 4:30 we read about Nebuchadnezzar who looked over the city of Babylon and glorified himself as if it was he who built it himself. Daniel 4:30 (KJV) The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?  He was looking over the great city and that same principle is found in Revelation as Satan’s kingdom has reached the entire world and in his pride he thought that he was untouchable. Yet, in this scenario in the third parallel vision in Revelation, that great city would now be completely destroyed. Revelation 18:21 (KJV) And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. There is no reason for the word “city” to be omitted. Maybe because the word “city” can be a synonym for a “kingdom” and the Scripture corrupters could not see this in other parts of Scripture.


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