Reached Unto Heaven
“5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
6 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.” (Rev 18:5-6 KJV)
The sins and destruction that Babylon causes are so terrible that God will reward her double for her deeds. This comes from her lifestyle and the way she treats others. Babylon thrived on sinful pleasure and tormented God’s people to do it, rendering double the persecution on them. God replicates the violence on her that she performed on others.
“Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD’S hand double for all her sins.” (Isa 40:2 KJV)
“And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcases of their detestable and abominable things.” (Jer 16:18 KJV)
“Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed: bring upon them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.” (Jer 17:18 KJV)
“Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.” (Jer 50:29 KJV)