10 I will banish from them the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, the sound of millstones and the light of the lamp.

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11 This whole country will become a desolate wasteland, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

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12 “But when the seventy years are fulfilled, I will punish the king of Babylon and his nation, the land of the Babylonians,a for their guilt,” declares the LORD, “and will make it desolate forever.

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13 I will bring on that land all the things I have spoken against it, all that are written in this book and prophesied by Jeremiah against all the nations.

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14 They themselves will be enslaved by many nations and great kings; I will repay them according to their deeds and the work of their hands.”

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The Cup of God’s Wrath

15 This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, said to me: “Take from my hand this cup filled with the wine of my wrath and make all the nations to whom I send you drink it.

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16 When they drink it, they will stagger and go mad because of the sword I will send among them.”

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      17 So I took the cup from the LORD’s hand and made all the nations to whom he sent me drink it:

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      18 Jerusalem and the towns of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a ruin and an object of horror and scorn, a curseb —as they are today;

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        • ‰ 25:18 - That is, their names to be used in cursing (see 29:22); or, to be seen by others as cursed
          19 Pharaoh king of Egypt, his attendants, his officials and all his people,

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          20 and all the foreign people there; all the kings of Uz; all the kings of the Philistines (those of Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron, and the people left at Ashdod);

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