This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, said to me: "Take from my hand this cup1 filled with the wine of my wrath and make all the nations to whom I send2 you drink it.
When they drink3 it, they will stagger4 and go mad5 because of the sword6 I will send among them."
So I took the cup from the LORD's hand and made all the nations to whom he sent7 me drink it:
Jerusalem8 and the towns of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a ruin9 and an object of horror and scorn10 and cursing,11 as they are today;1219
Pharaoh king13 of Egypt,14 his attendants, his officials and all his people,
and all the foreign people there; all the kings of Uz;15 all the kings of the Philistines16 (those of Ashkelon,17 Gaza,18 Ekron, and the people left at Ashdod);
Edom,19 Moab20 and Ammon;2122
all the kings of Tyre22 and Sidon;23 the kings of the coastlands24 across the sea;
Dedan,25 Tema,26 Buz27 and all who are in distant placesa;2824
all the kings of Arabia29 and all the kings of the foreign people30 who live in the desert;
all the kings of Zimri,31 Elam32 and Media;3326
and all the kings of the north,34 near and far, one after the other--all the kingdoms35 on the face of the earth. And after all of them, the king of Sheshachb36 will drink it too.
"Then tell them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Drink, get drunk37 and vomit, and fall to rise no more because of the sword38 I will send among you.'
But if they refuse to take the cup from your hand and drink39, tell them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: You must drink it!
See, I am beginning to bring disaster40 on the city that bears my Name,41 and will you indeed go unpunished?42 You will not go unpunished, for I am calling down a sword43 upon all44 who live on the earth,45 declares the LORD Almighty.'