The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her1 will stand far off,2 terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn316
and cry out: " 'Woe! Woe, O great city,4 dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet, and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls!517
In one hour6 such great wealth has been brought to ruin!'7 "Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea,8 will stand far off.918
When they see the smoke of her burning,10 they will exclaim, 'Was there ever a city like this great city11?'1219
They will throw dust on their heads,13 and with weeping and mourning14 cry out: " 'Woe! Woe, O great city,15 where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth! In one hour she has been brought to ruin!1620
Rejoice over her, O heaven!17 Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets! God has judged her for the way she treated you.' "1821
Then a mighty angel19 picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea,20 and said: "With such violence the great city21 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.22 No workman of any trade will ever be found in you again. The sound of a millstone will never be heard in you again.2323
The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again.24 Your merchants were the world's great men.25 By your magic spell26 all the nations were led astray.
In her was found the blood of prophets and of the saints,27 and of all who have been killed on the earth."28