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21 Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying:

“With such violence
    shall that great city Babylon be thrown down,
    and shall be found no more.
22 The sound of harpists and musicians, flute players and trumpeters,
    shall not be heard in you any more.
No craftsman of any craft
    shall be found in you any more,
and the sound of a millstone
    shall not be heard in you any more.
23 The light of a lamp
    shall shine in you no more,
and the voice of bridegroom and of bride
    shall be heard in you no more.
For your merchants were the great men of the earth,
    and all nations were deceived by your sorcery.

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The Finality of Babylon’s Doom

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

“With such violence
    the great city(C) of Babylon will be thrown down,
    never to be found again.
22 The music of harpists and musicians, pipers and trumpeters,
    will never be heard in you again.(D)
No worker of any trade
    will ever be found in you again.
The sound of a millstone
    will never be heard in you again.(E)
23 The light of a lamp
    will never shine in you again.
The voice of bridegroom and bride
    will never be heard in you again.(F)
Your merchants were the world’s important people.(G)
    By your magic spell(H) all the nations were led astray.

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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.

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;

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.

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