'And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargo any more—
cargo of gold, silver, precious stones, and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk, and scarlet; every kind of
citron wood, every article of ivory, and every article made
from very valuable wood, bronze, iron, and marble;
cinnamon, spice, incense, perfume, frankincense, wine, olive oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle, sheep, and cargo
of horses, carriages, slaves, and human lives.
The fruit you long for has left you, and all things that were luxurious and splendid have passed away from you and people
will no longer find them.
The merchants of these things, who became rich from her, will stand at a distance because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning,
saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, she who was clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold, precious stones, and pearls;
for in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste!’ And every shipmaster and every passenger and sailor, and all who 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?’
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 from her prosperity, for in one hour she has been laid waste!’
Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, because God has pronounced judgment for you against her.'