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19 They threw dust on their heads and shouted out, weeping and mourning. ‘Alas, alas,’ they said, ‘the great city! Everyone who had ships on the sea could get rich from her wealth, but in a single hour she has become a desert.’

20 Celebrate over her, heaven, and you holy ones, apostles and prophets, because God has passed against her the sentence she passed against you.

21 Then a strong angel picked up a rock like a huge millstone and hurled it into the sea, with these words: ‘Babylon the great city will be thrown down like that with a splash, and will never be seen again!

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