1 - Judgement is Justified
5 for her sins are piled up to heaven,
and God has remembered her crimes.
6 Give back to her as she has given;
pay her back double for what she has done.
Mix her a double portion from her own cup.
7 Give her as much torture and grief
as the glory and luxury she gave herself.
In her heart she boasts,
‘I sit as queen; I am not a widow,
and I will never mourn.’
8 Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her:
death, mourning and famine.
She will be consumed by fire,
for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.
2 - God is Glorified
Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
2 for true and just are his judgments.
For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
7 Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
3 - Saints are Sanitised
A parallel instance of a symbolic use of the prophetic “summons to flight” is found in 2 Cor 6:17, where Paul exhorts the Corinthians “to come out from them and be separate” (an allusion to Isa 52:11–12, which contains a literal prophetic “summons to flight”), i.e., to abstain from the idolatrous practices of pagan society (though no impending catastrophe is in view).