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Revelation 18:6

    Revelation 18:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according to her works: in the cup which she has filled fill to her double.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Render unto her even as she rendered, and double unto her the double according to her works: in the cup which she mingled, mingle unto her double.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give to her as she gave, even an increased reward for her works; in the cup which was mixed by her, let there be mixed as much again for herself.

    Webster's Revision

    Render unto her even as she rendered, and double unto her the double according to her works: in the cup which she mingled, mingle unto her double.

    World English Bible

    Return to her just as she returned, and repay her double as she did, and according to her works. In the cup which she mixed, mix to her double.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Render unto her even as she rendered, and double unto her the double according to her works: in the cup which she mingled, mingle unto her double.

    Clarke's Commentary on Revelation 18:6

    Reward her even as she rewarded you - These words are a prophetic declaration of what shall take place: God will deal with her as she dealt with others.

    Barnes' Notes on Revelation 18:6

    Reward her even as she rewarded you - It is not said to whom this command is addressed, but it would seem to be to those who had been persecuted and wronged. Applied to mystical Babylon - papal Rome - it would seem to be a call on the nations that had been so long under her sway, and among whom, from time to time, so much blood had been shed by her, to arise now in their might, and to inflict deserved vengeance. See the notes on Revelation 17:16-17.

    And double unto her double according to her works - That is, bring upon her double the amount of calamity which she has brought upon others; take ample vengeance upon her. Compare for similar language, Isaiah 40:2, "She hath received of the Lord's hand double for all her sins." "For your shame ye shall have double," Isaiah 61:7.

    In the cup which she hath filled - To bring wrath on others. See the notes at Revelation 14:8.

    Fill to her double - Let her drink abundantly of the wine of the wrath of God - double what she has dealt out to others. That is, either let the quantity administered to her be doubled, or let the ingredients in the cup be doubled in intensity.

    Wesley's Notes on Revelation 18:6

    18:6 Reward her - This God speaks to the executioners of his vengeance. Even as she hath rewarded - Others; in particular, the saints of God. And give her double - This, according to the Hebrew idiom, implies only a full retaliation.