Look, here comes a man in a chariot(A)
    with a team of horses.
And he gives back the answer:
    ‘Babylon(B) has fallen,(C) has fallen!
All the images of its gods(D)
    lie shattered(E) on the ground!’”

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Babylon will suddenly fall(A) and be broken.
    Wail over her!
Get balm(B) for her pain;
    perhaps she can be healed.

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19 The great city(A) split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered(B) Babylon the Great(C) and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath.(D)

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The name written on her forehead was a mystery:(A)

babylon the great(B)

the mother of prostitutes(C)

and of the abominations of the earth.

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With a mighty voice he shouted:

“‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’[a](A)
    She has become a dwelling for demons
and a haunt for every impure spirit,(B)
    a haunt for every unclean bird,
    a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 18:2 Isaiah 21:9

10 Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off(A) and cry:

“‘Woe! Woe to you, great city,(B)
    you mighty city of Babylon!
In one hour(C) your doom has come!’

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