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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.
22 The music of harps, minstrels, flutes, and trumpets[a]
    will never grace your city again.
    No artisan of any trade will ever be found in you again,
    and the noise of factories[b] falls silent.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 18:22 Or “the sound of harpists, minstrels, flutists, and trumpeters.”
  2. Revelation 18:22 Or “the noise of a mill.”

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