| Quote #7
Render to her as she herself has rendered, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double draught for her in the cup she mixed. As she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, so give her a like measure of torment and grief. (NRSV 18:6-7)
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. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. (KJV 18:6-7)
In other words, if you dish it out, be prepared to take it, Rome.
| Quote #8
As for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, the murderers, the fornicators, the sorcerers, the idolaters, and all liars, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death. (NRSV 21:8)
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. (KJV 21:8)
A comprehensive list of sins and a fitting punishment for evildoers. A lake that doesn't cool you off, but burns you… for all eternity.
| Quote #9
"See, I am coming soon; my reward is with me, to repay according to everyone's work." (NRSV 22:12)
And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. (KJV 22:12)
Just a small prediction: Jesus will be coming soon and he will be doling out the vengeance as needed.