Then a mighty angel1 picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea,2 and said: "With such violence the great city3 of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again.
The music of harpists and musicians, flute players and trumpeters, will never be heard in you again.4 No workman of any trade will ever be found in you again. The sound of a millstone will never be heard in you again.523
The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again.6 Your merchants were the world's great men.7 By your magic spell8 all the nations were led astray.
In her was found the blood of prophets and of the saints,9 and of all who have been killed on the earth."10