"The fruit you long for has gone from you, and all things
that were luxurious and splendid have passed away from you and
men will no longer find them.
15 "The merchants of these things, who became rich from her,
will stand at a distance because of the fear of her torment, weeping
16 saying, 'Woe, woe, the great city, she who was clothed in fine
linen and purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious
stones and pearls;
17 for in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste!' And
every shipmaster and every passenger and sailor, and as many as
make their living by the sea, stood at a distance,
and were crying out as they saw the smoke of her burning, saying,
'What city is like the great city?'
19 "And they threw dust on their heads and were crying out,
weeping and mourning, saying, 'Woe, woe, the great city, in which
all who had ships at sea became rich by her wealth, for in one
hour she has been laid waste!'
20 "Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles
and prophets, because God has pronounced judgment for you against
21 Then a strong angel took up a stone like a great millstone
and threw it into the sea, saying, "So will Babylon, the
great city, be thrown down with violence, and will not be found
22 "And the sound of harpists and musicians and flute-players
and trumpeters will not be heard in you any longer; and no craftsman
of any craft will be found in you any longer; and the sound of
a mill will not be heard in you any longer;
23 and the light of a lamp will not shine in you any longer; and
the voice of the bridegroom and bride will not be heard in you
any longer; for your merchants were the great men of the earth,
because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery.
24 "And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints
and of all who have been slain on the earth."