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Revelation 18:21

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18:21 Then 1  one powerful angel picked up a stone like a huge millstone, threw it into the sea, and said,

“With this kind of sudden violent force 2 

Babylon the great city will be thrown down 3 

and it will never be found again!

1 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence within the narrative.

2 tn On ὅρμημα ({ormhma) BDAG 724 s.v. states, “violent rush, onset ὁρμήματι βληθήσεται Βαβυλών Babylon will be thrown down with violence Rv 18:21.” L&N 68.82 refers to the suddenness of the force or violence.

3 sn Thrown down is a play on both the words and the action. The angel’s action with the stone illustrates the kind of sudden violent force with which the city will be overthrown.



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