The Passion Translation
19 As a sign of their dismay, they threw dust on their heads
and shouted with sobs and grief:
“How horrible, so horrible, O great city Babylon!
For in one moment you suffered such destruction—
you who once made the merchants on the sea
so very wealthy.
20 Rejoice over her, O heaven
You apostles and prophets and holy believers, rejoice!
For on your behalf
God pronounced the judgment against her
that she wanted to bring upon you!
21 Then a mighty angel took up a stone, like a huge millstone, and threw it into the sea, saying:
“With this kind of sudden violence, the great city Babylon
will be thrown down and exist no more.