This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, said to me: "Take this cup of the wine of wrath from My hand and make all the nations I am sending you to drink from it.a16
They will drink, stagger,b and go out of their minds because of the sword I am sending among them."
So I took the cup from the Lord's hand and made all the nations drink [from it], everyone the Lord sent me to.
[These included:] Jerusalem and the [other] cities of Judah, its kings and its officials, to make them a desolate ruin, an object of scorn and cursingc-as it is today;
Pharaoh king of Egypt, his officers, his leaders, all his people,
and all the mixed peoples;d all the kings of the land of Uz;e all the kings of the land of the Philistines-Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod;
Edom, Moab, and the Ammonites;
all the kings of Tyre, all the kings of Sidon, and the kings of the coastlands across the sea;
Dedan, Tema, Buz, and all those who shave their temples;f24
all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mixed peoples who have settled in the desert;
all the kings of Zimri, all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of Media;
all the kings of the north, both near and far from one another; that is, all the kingdoms of the world which are on the face of the earth. Finally, the king of Sheshachg will drink after them.
"Then you are to say to them: This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Drink, get drunk, and vomit. Fall down and never get up again, as a result of the sword I am sending among you.
Ifh they refuse to take the cup from you and drink, you are to say to them: This is what the Lord of Hosts says: You must drink!
For I am already bringing disaster on the city that bears My name,i so how could you possibly go unpunished? You will not go unpunished, for I am summoning a sword against all the inhabitants of the earth"-[this is] the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.j