all the kings of Arabia1 and all the kings of the foreign people2 who live in the desert;
all the kings of Zimri,3 Elam4 and Media;526
and all the kings of the north,6 near and far, one after the other--all the kingdoms7 on the face of the earth. And after all of them, the king of Sheshacha8 will drink it too.
"Then tell them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Drink, get drunk9 and vomit, and fall to rise no more because of the sword10 I will send among you.'
But if they refuse to take the cup from your hand and drink11, tell them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: You must drink it!
See, I am beginning to bring disaster12 on the city that bears my Name,13 and will you indeed go unpunished?14 You will not go unpunished, for I am calling down a sword15 upon all16 who live on the earth,17 declares the LORD Almighty.'
"Now prophesy all these words against them and say to them: " 'The LORD will roar18 from on high; he will thunder19 from his holy dwelling20 and roar mightily against his land. He will shout like those who tread21 the grapes, shout against all who live on the earth.
The tumult22 will resound to the ends of the earth, for the LORD will bring charges23 against the nations; he will bring judgment24 on all25 mankind and put the wicked to the sword,26' " declares the LORD.
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Look! Disaster27 is spreading from nation to nation;28 a mighty storm29 is rising from the ends of the earth."3033
At that time those slain31 by the LORD will be everywhere--from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be mourned or gathered32 up or buried,33 but will be like refuse lying on the ground.
Weep and wail, you shepherds;34 roll35 in the dust, you leaders of the flock. For your time to be slaughtered36 has come; you will fall and be shattered like fine pottery.37