15 Let death take my enemies by surprise;(A)
    let them go down alive to the realm of the dead,(B)
    for evil finds lodging among them.

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19 How suddenly(A) are they destroyed,
    completely swept away(B) by terrors!

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While people are saying, “Peace and safety,”(A) destruction will come on them suddenly,(B) as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.(C)

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Therefore in one day(A) her plagues will overtake her:
    death, mourning and famine.
She will be consumed by fire,(B)
    for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.

Threefold Woe Over Babylon’s Fall

“When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her(C) and shared her luxury(D) see the smoke of her burning,(E) they will weep and mourn over her.(F) 10 Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off(G) and cry:

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

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