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Summary: Babylon’s fall will incite lamentation on the part of her dependents. A loss of luxury produces lamentation in her constituents. What lamentations come to those who are economically dependent? A lament of the economically dependent is for a LOSS OF...

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LOST LUXURY’S LAMENT—Revelation 18:9-19

Babylon’s fall will incite lamentation on the part of her dependents.

Lost luxury produces lamentation in her economic dependents.

What lamentations come to those who are economically dependent?

3 lamentations of the economically dependent.

1—A lament of the economically dependent is for a

LOSS OF SUPPORT(:9-10)

—Explanation/Argumentation:(:9-10) Leading/Power/Sovereignty/Following

:9—“The kings of the earth who committed fornication & lived luxuriously with her will weep & lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning,”

“Kings”—????????—leader of the people, prince, commander, lord of the land, king

“Committed fornication”—???????—To prostitute one’s body to the lust of another.

“Luxuriously/Sensuously”—????????—To be wanton, to live luxuriously.—To live with sensual abandon.

“Weep”—?????—To mourn, weep, lament—To weep audibly, cry as a child.

“Lament”—?????—To beat one’s breast for grief—ordinarily done for the dead.

:10—“standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’”

“Torment”—??????????—To torture, torment—A testing by the touchstone. See :15

“Alas”—????—Alas, woe. See 16

“Mighty”—???????—Strong, mighty.

“Judgment”—??????—A separating, sundering; Selection; Judgment; Right, justice.

—Illustration:

Christmas celebration/Loss of Santa—Snowflakes—Fireplace —Skiing—Deer season/Not focus of Christmas/LOSS OF SUPPORT

—Application:

?You Lament a Lost SUPPORT?

?You Lamenting Lost Luxury?

?You Economically Dependent?

2—A lament of the economically dependent is for a

LOSS OF TRADE(11-17a)

—Explanation:(:11-17a) Finance/Barter/Competition/Game

:11—“And the merchants of the earth will weep & mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore:”

“Merchants”—???????—One on a journey, whether by sea or by land, esp. for trade; A merchant as opposed to a retailer or petty tradesman

“Weep”—?????—To mourn, weep, lament—To weep audibly, cry as a child. See :9, 16.

“Mourn”—??????—To mourn; mourn for or lament one; Grieve—passionate lamentation of any kind, so great that it cannot be hid.

“Merchandise”—?????—A lading or freight of a ship, cargo, merchandise conveyed in a ship; Any merchandise.

“Buy”—???????—To be in the market place, to attend it; To do business there, buy or sell; Of idle people: to haunt the market place, lounge there.

:12—“merchandise of gold & silver, precious stones & pearls, fine linen & purple, silk & scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, & marble;”

TREASURE & ORNAMENT—JEWELRY:—Zales/ Friedman’s

“Precious”—??????—Of great price, precious; Held in honor, esteemed, especially dear.

ATTIRE:—The Men’s Warehouse/S&K Menswear/Belks/ Parisiene

“Fine linen”—??????—A species of Egyptian flax; Linen made from byssus, very costly, delicate, soft, white & also of a yellow color.—‘Linen is valued for its strength, lustre, durability, & moisture absorbency. It is resistant to attack by microorganisms, & its smooth surface repels soil. It is stronger than cotton, dries more quickly, & is more slowly affected by exposure to sunlight. It can be bleached to a pure white....Because linen absorbs & releases moisture quickly & is a good conductor of heat, linen garments have a cooling effect on the wearer.’—Encyc. Britannica


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