"Therefore hear this now, [you who are] given to pleasures, Who dwell securely, Who say in your heart, 'I [am], and [there is] no one else besides me; I shall not sit [as] a widow, Nor shall I know the loss of children';
* What nation is considered the lone superpower of the world right now?
For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury."
"And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore:
* What nation imports more than America?
and saying, 'Alas, alas, that great city that was clothed in fine linen [WHITE], purple [BLUE], and scarlet [RED], and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls!
[Note: colors of our flag]
For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.' Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance
v18 and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, 'What [is] like this great city?'
Will not your creditors rise up suddenly? Will they not awaken who oppress you? And you will become their booty.
* What nation is in more debt than America?
All inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the earth: When he lifts up a banner on the mountains, you see [it]; And when he blows a trumpet, you hear [it].
* What nation has more influence in the world than America?
In that time a present will be brought to the LORD of hosts From [fn] a people tall and smooth [of skin], And from a people terrible from their beginning onward, A nation powerful and treading down, Whose land the rivers divide-- To the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, To Mount Zion.
* What nation is more powerful than America?
O you who dwell by many waters, Abundant in treasures, Your end has come, The measure of your covetousness.
* What nation is situated by much water and is abundant in treasure?
And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, The beauty of the Chaldeans' pride, Will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
* What nation can right now be called the glory of kingdoms?
What nation is like America?