all the kings of Zimri,1 Elam2 and Media;326
and all the kings of the north,4 near and far, one after the other--all the kingdoms5 on the face of the earth. And after all of them, the king of Sheshacha6 will drink it too.
"Then tell them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Drink, get drunk7 and vomit, and fall to rise no more because of the sword8 I will send among you.'
But if they refuse to take the cup from your hand and drink9, tell them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: You must drink it!
See, I am beginning to bring disaster10 on the city that bears my Name,11 and will you indeed go unpunished?12 You will not go unpunished, for I am calling down a sword13 upon all14 who live on the earth,15 declares the LORD Almighty.'
"Now prophesy all these words against them and say to them: " 'The LORD will roar16 from on high; he will thunder17 from his holy dwelling18 and roar mightily against his land. He will shout like those who tread19 the grapes, shout against all who live on the earth.
The tumult20 will resound to the ends of the earth, for the LORD will bring charges21 against the nations; he will bring judgment22 on all23 mankind and put the wicked to the sword,24' " declares the LORD.
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Look! Disaster25 is spreading from nation to nation;26 a mighty storm27 is rising from the ends of the earth."2833
At that time those slain29 by the LORD will be everywhere--from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be mourned or gathered30 up or buried,31 but will be like refuse lying on the ground.
Weep and wail, you shepherds;32 roll33 in the dust, you leaders of the flock. For your time to be slaughtered34 has come; you will fall and be shattered like fine pottery.3535
The shepherds will have nowhere to flee, the leaders of the flock no place to escape.36