The Passion Translation
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.
23 The light of a lamp will never shine in you again,
Nor will the joyous laughter of a wedding[c] be heard in you.
Your merchants were once the tycoons of the world,
But you deceived all the nations by your sorcery.[d]