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Revelation 18:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and cried out as they looked upon the smoke of her burning, saying, What [city] is like the great city?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What [city is] like unto this great city!
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and were crying out as they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What [city] is like the great city?’
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What [city is] like this great city!
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and cried, seeing the smoke of her burning, saying, What [city] is like to the great city?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and they cried out, seeing the smoke of her burning, saying—What city is like unto the great city?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and were crying, seeing the smoke of her burning, saying, What [city is] like to the great city?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And cried, seeing the place of her burning, saying: What city is like to this great city?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And cryed when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like vnto this great citie?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and cried, while beholding the smoke of her burning, saying, What is like to this great city!
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and cried, when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying: What [other] is like this great city!

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
cried 2896
{2896} Prime
κράζω
krazo
{krad'-zo}
A primary verb; properly to 'croak' (as a raven) or scream, that is, (generally) to call aloud (shriek, exclaim, intreat).
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
when they saw 3708
{3708} Prime
ὁράω
horao
{hor-ah'-o}
Properly to stare at (compare G3700), that is, (by implication) to discern clearly (physically or mentally); by extension to attend to; by Hebraism to experience; passively to appear.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
smoke 2586
{2586} Prime
καπνός
kapnos
{kap-nos'}
Of uncertain affinity; smoke.
of her y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
x848
(0848) Complement
αὑτοῦ
hautou
{how-too'}
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
burning, 4451
{4451} Prime
πύρωσις
purosis
{poo'-ro-sis}
From G4448; ignition, that is, (specifically) smelting (figuratively conflagration, calamity as a test).
saying, 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
What 5101
{5101} Prime
τίς
tis
{tis}
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
[city is] like y3664
[3664] Standard
ὅμοιος
homoios
{hom'-oy-os}
From the base of G3674; similar (in appearance or character).
unto x3664
(3664) Complement
ὅμοιος
homoios
{hom'-oy-os}
From the base of G3674; similar (in appearance or character).
this great 3173
{3173} Prime
μέγας
megas
{meg'-as}
Including the prolonged forms, feminine μεγάλη [[megale]], plural μέγάλοι [[megaloi]], etc.; compare also G3176, G3187], big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application).
city! 4172
{4172} Prime
πόλις
polis
{pol'-is}
Probably from the same as G4171, or perhaps from G4183; a town (properly with walls, of greater or less size).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Revelation 18:18

_ _ when they sawGreek,horontes.” But A, B, C, and Andreas read, Greek,blepontes,” “looking at.” Greek,blepo,” is to use the eyes, to look: the act of seeing without thought of the object seen. Greek,horao,” refers to the thing seen or presented to the eyes [Tittmann].

_ _ smoke — so B, C. But A reads “place.”

_ _ What city is like — Compare the similar beast as to the beast, Revelation 13:4 : so closely do the harlot and beast approximate one another. Contrast the attribution of this praise to God, to whom alone it is due, by His servants (Exodus 15:11). Martial says of Rome, “Nothing is equal to her;” and Athenaeus, “She is the epitome of the world.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Revelation 18:9-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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when:

Revelation 18:9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,

What:

Revelation 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.
Revelation 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who [is] like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
Isaiah 23:8-9 Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning [city], whose merchants [are] princes, whose traffickers [are] the honourable of the earth? ... The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, [and] to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.
Jeremiah 51:37 And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.
Ezekiel 27:30-32 And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes: ... And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee, [saying], What [city is] like Tyrus, like the destroyed in the midst of the sea?
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