I don't know which version of the Bible says "Delicasies"; but to answer your question in 1948 the U.S. State Department released information to the effect that the United States, with 6.? % of the worlds population, (I forget the exact decimal point amount), consumed 53.? % of the worlds production, (again I forget the exact decimal point amount). They went on to say that the thrust of American foreign policy was to try to get the rest of the world to accept that.
In 1975 Scientific American reran the numbers. They had not changed by a single percentage point in either regard. Still 6 point some odd of the world's population consuming 53 point some odd of the world's production. for confirmation review 1975 copies of Scientific American.
Now I know you are aiming this drivel at the Catholic Church; but trust me, they don't consume anything like that much of the world's production.
All the world' merchants will weep when she is destroyed, who now will buy their (big long list of luxuries) ?
All the shipmasters (etc)
As far as the version of the bible I use, it is the KJV. Rev.18:and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
What the merchants of the earth are buying is the false religion she is selling, NOT produce!
"For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her"
Again, you cannot take one characteristic from the bible and apply it, you MUST use EVERYTHING God gave us to identify the woman.
Will you ignore the fact that she sits on (7) mountains?
How about the comparison to Babylon?
And what of her colors?
She also has the power to influence religion, the only way to fornicate against God is to serve OTHERS Gods.
ALL of these characteristic must the woman of Rev. posess, not just one or two.
So does America sit on (7) mountains?
Did America redress the practices of Old Babylon?
Do you think of America when you think of the colors Scarlet and Purple?
And how does America influence the world with religion?
And last, who said anything about the Catholic Church? I'm simply quoting scriptures here. :):)