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Revelation 18:5


because her sins have piled 1  up all the way to heaven 2  and God has remembered 3  her crimes. 4 


Ge 18:20,21; 2Ch 28:9; Ezr 9:6; Jer 51:9; Jon 1:2; Re 16:19

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tn On ἐκολλήθησαν (ekollhqhsan) BDAG 556 s.v. κολλάω 2.a.β states, “fig. cling to = come in close contact with (cp. Ps 21:16; 43:26 ἐκολλήθη εἰς γῆν ἡ γαστὴρ ἡμῶν. The act.=‘bring into contact’ PGM 5, 457 κολλήσας τ. λίθον τῷ ὠτίῳ) ἐκολλήθησαν αἱ ἁμαρτίαι ἄχρι τ. οὐρανοῦ the sins have touched the heaven = reached the sky (two exprs. are telescoped) Rv 18:5.”

tn Or “up to the sky” (the same Greek word means both “heaven” and “sky”).

tn That is, remembered her sins to execute judgment on them.

tn Or “her sins.”

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