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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.

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