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19 They threw dust on their heads and cried loudly to show the deep sorrow they felt. They said,

‘Terrible! How terrible for the great city!
    All those who had ships on the sea became rich because of her wealth!
    But she has been destroyed in one hour!
20 Be happy because of this, O heaven!
    Be happy, God’s holy people and apostles and prophets!
God has punished her because of what she did to you.’”

21 Then a powerful angel picked up a large rock. This rock was as big as a large millstone. The angel threw the rock into the sea and said,

“That is how the great city of Babylon will be thrown down.
    It will never be found again.

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