They will throw dust on their heads,1 and with weeping and mourning2 cry out: " 'Woe! Woe, O great city,3 where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth! In one hour she has been brought to ruin!420
Rejoice over her, O heaven!5 Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets! God has judged her for the way she treated you.' "621
Then a mighty angel7 picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea,8 and said: "With such violence the great city9 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.10 No workman of any trade will ever be found in you again. The sound of a millstone will never be heard in you again.1123
The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again.12 Your merchants were the world's great men.13 By your magic spell14 all the nations were led astray.
In her was found the blood of prophets and of the saints,15 and of all who have been killed on the earth."16