New Testament

Revelation Chapter 18


A strong angel cried: "Babylon the Great's fallen,
For all nations have drunk of her fornication!"
Another voice said: "come out of her, my people!
God's remembered her sins; He'll reward her double!
Pleasure-ridden, she's said: "I'm a queen, naught require",
Therefore her plagues will come in one day, judged by fire!"
From far earth's kings will wail, merchants lament for her
And her merchandise - she was their best customer!
"What city's like her?" they cry, "burnt in one hour too!"
Rejoice over her, heav'n's apostles - God's avenged you.
A mighty angel cast a millstone in the sea,
And said: "thus Babylon falls, music gone from thee!"

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