Rev 18:1 KJV –

1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrathof her fornication*, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.(Antimereia* 505; Catachresis 680)

4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
(Prosopopœia 869)

6 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.

7 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.

8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong [is] the Lord God who judgeth her.

9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,

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 thy judgment come.
(Geminatio 189)

11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:

12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
(Polysyndeton 236)

13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
(Polysyndeton 236)

14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.

15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,

16 And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
(Geminatio 189; Polysyndeton)

17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What [city is] like unto this great city!

19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
(Geminatio 189)

20 *Rejoice over her, [thou] heaven, and [ye] holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
(Pæanismos* 925)

21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast [it] into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
(Symploce 298; Epistrophe and Amœbæon 344)

22 And the voice* of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft [he be], shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
(Symploce 298; Epistrophe and Amœbæon 344; Idioma 836)
(Polysyndeton; Prosopopœia*)

23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
(Symploce 298; Epistrophe and Amœbæon 344)

24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

Italicized words in [brackets] were added by the King James Version translators.

Blue Letter Bible. “Dictionary and Word Search for oinos (Strong’s 3631).
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Blue Letter Bible. “Dictionary and Word Search for thymos (Strong’s 2372).
Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2017. 10 Aug 2017.
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See also The Companion Bible Appendix 3,
“Genesis Finds Its Complement In The Apocalypse”, by E. W. Bullinger.

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Figures Of Speech Used In The Bible”, and thanks to you for taking the time here.
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Note on Rev. 18:22.

The English translators use the word φωνὴ here, meaning sound. The word φωνὴ may refer to the sound of a voice, as it is usually translated, however, it is in reference to the sound rather than the words spoken. The same word is used twice in the verse, the second time simply as 
“sound” instead of “voice”. It may be that the translators took liberty to use the word “voice” the first time the word is used in the verse, or it may be the figure Prosopopœia.

Prosopopœia: personification; a figure by which things are represented or spoken of as persons,
or by which we attribute intelligence, by words or actions, to inanimate objects or abstract ideas.
(E. W. Bullinger pg. 861)
Phone* φωνὴ: voice; sound.
See: Thayer’s Lexicon under 1. Rev. xviii.22 (a sound or tone).

φθόγγος: a musical sound, whether vocal or instrumental.

1 Co 14:7-11 KJV –
7 And even things without life giving sound*, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds**, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?

8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound*, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.

10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices* in the world, and none of them is without signification.

11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.

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