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Revelation 18:5

    Revelation 18:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    for her sins have reached even unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For her sins have gone up even to heaven, and God has taken note of her evil-doing.

    Webster's Revision

    for her sins have reached even unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

    World English Bible

    for her sins have reached to the sky, and God has remembered her iniquities.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    for her sins have reached even unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

    Clarke's Commentary on Revelation 18:5

    Her sins have reached unto heaven - They are become so great and enormous that the long-suffering of God must give place to his justice.

    Barnes' Notes on Revelation 18:5

    For her sins have reached unto heaven - So in Jeremiah 51:9, speaking of Babylon, it is said, "For her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies." The meaning is not that the sins of this mystical Babylon were like a mass or pile so high as to reach to heaven, but that it had become so prominent as to attract the attention of God. Compare Genesis 4:10, "The voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground." See also Genesis 18:20.

    And God hath remembered her iniquities - He had seemed to forget them, or not to notice them, but now he acted as if they had come to his recollection. See the notes on Revelation 16:19.

    Wesley's Notes on Revelation 18:5

    18:5 Even to heaven - An expression which implies the highest guilt.