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19 Then they threw dust on their heads and shouted while crying and mourning,

‘How horrible, how horrible for that important city.
    Everyone who had a ship at sea
        grew rich because of that city’s high prices.
    In one moment it has been destroyed!’

20 “Gloat over it, heaven, God’s people, apostles, and prophets.
    God has condemned it for you.”

21 Then a powerful angel picked up a stone that was like a large millstone. He threw it into the sea and said,

“The important city Babylon will be thrown down with the same force.
    It will never be found again.

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19 They will throw dust on their heads,(A) and with weeping and mourning(B) cry out:

“‘Woe! Woe to you, great city,(C)
    where all who had ships on the sea
    became rich through her wealth!
In one hour she has been brought to ruin!’(D)

20 “Rejoice over her, you heavens!(E)
    Rejoice, you people of God!
    Rejoice, apostles and prophets!
For God has judged her
    with the judgment she imposed on you.”(F)

The Finality of Babylon’s Doom

21 Then a mighty angel(G) picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea,(H) and said:

“With such violence
    the great city(I) of Babylon will be thrown down,
    never to be found again.

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