So I took the cup from the LORD's hand, and I made all the nations drink from it where the LORD had sent me:
Jerusalem and the towns of Judah, its kings and officials. This was to make them a wasteland, an object of horror, shock, and cursing, as it is today;
Pharaoh, Egypt's king, his attendants and officials, and all his people,
including the foreignersa living there; all the kings of the land of Uz; all the kings of the land of the Philistines—Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron, and what's left of Ashdod;
Edom, Moab, and the Ammonites;
all the kings of Tyre and Sidon, and the kings of the coastlands across the sea;
Dedan, Tema, Buz, and all those who cut the hair of their foreheads;b24
all the kings of Arabia and the nomadic tribes,c25
all the kings of Zimri,d Elam, and Media;
all the kings of the north, those nearby and those faraway, one after another, all the empires on the earth will drink from this cup.e And after them the king of Sheshachf will drink from it.
Then say to them: The LORD of heavenly forces, the God of Israel, proclaims: Drink this seething cup of wine and get drunk. Vomit and collapse and don't get up again because of the sword that I'm thrusting into you.
If they refuse to take the cup in your hand and drink from it, tell them: This is what the LORD of heavenly forces says: You must drink!