Lament for Her
“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,
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.” (Rev 18:9-10 KJV)
Those who were concerned with money and luxury will mourn at the loss of Babylon. The government and commerce were built upon greed, oppression of God’s people, and lust for power. They stood against God and His people for their own gain. God tears down their selfish luxury by His wrath. They will stand back and watch, not being able to come to her aid. They will only be able to mourn.