New International Version
The Finality of Babylon’s Doom
“With such violence
the great city(C) of Babylon will be thrown down,
never to be found again.
22 The music of harpists and musicians, pipers and trumpeters,
will never be heard in you again.(D)
No worker of any trade
will ever be found in you again.
The sound of a millstone
will never be heard in you again.(E)
23 The light of a lamp
will never shine in you again.
The voice of bridegroom and bride
will never be heard in you again.(F)
Your merchants were the world’s important people.(G)
By your magic spell(H) all the nations were led astray.
24 In her was found the blood of prophets and of God’s holy people,(I)
of all who have been slaughtered on the earth.”(J)