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 your judgment come.
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Bede

AD 735
afar: They stand afar off, not in body, but in mind, while each one fears for himself that which he sees another suffer, through calumny and power.

Bede

AD 735
Babylon: The Spirit mentions the name of the city. But they lament for the world, for that it is overtaken with punishment in so short a time, and all its industry is ruined and made to cease. <a

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Alas! alas! St. Augustine informs us, that the people of the eastern provinces, and the remotest cities, mourned in a public manner on this occasion. (De Civ. Dei. lib. 1, chap. xxxiii.)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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