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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]

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  1. Revelation 18:22 Or “the sound of harpists, minstrels, flutists, and trumpeters.”
  2. Revelation 18:22 Or “the noise of a mill.”
  3. Revelation 18:23 Or “the voice of bridegroom and bride.”
  4. Revelation 18:23 Or “magic” (spells), which often involved drug usage.