807. Verse 3. And a second time they said, Alleluia, and her smoke went up for ages of ages, signifies thanksgiving and celebration of the Lord from joy, that that profane religious persuasion is condemned to eternity. "That they said a second time" is from their varying affection of joy, that they were liberated from infestation from those who were in that religious persuasion, also from fear lest they should rise again and infest again. That thanksgiving and celebration of the Lord is signified by "Alleluia" may be seen above (n. 803). By "her smoke" is signified that religious persuasion as to its direful falsities, since falsities from evil appear like the smokes from fire (n. 422); the fire here is the love of self (n. 468, 494, 766). That by "the smoke of a burning," when treating of Babylon, profanation is signified (n. 766, 767). By "its going up for ages of ages" is signified her damnation to eternity.