Jeremiah 25:10-20 NIV

10 I will banish from them the sounds1 of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom,2 the sound of millstones3 and the light of the lamp.4

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11 This whole country will become a desolate wasteland,5 and these nations will serve6 the king of Babylon seventy years.7

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12 "But when the seventy years8 are fulfilled, I will punish the king of Babylon9 and his nation, the land of the Babylonians,a for their guilt," declares the LORD, "and will make it desolate10 forever.

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13 I will bring upon that land all the things I have spoken against it, all that are written11 in this book and prophesied by Jeremiah against all the nations.

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14 They themselves will be enslaved12 by many nations13 and great kings; I will repay14 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 cup15 filled with the wine of my wrath and make all the nations to whom I send16 you drink it.

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16 When they drink17 it, they will stagger18 and go mad19 because of the sword20 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 sent21 me drink it:

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      18 Jerusalem22 and the towns of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a ruin23 and an object of horror and scorn24 and cursing,25 as they are today;26

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      19 Pharaoh king27 of Egypt,28 his attendants, his officials and all his people,

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      20 and all the foreign people there; all the kings of Uz;29 all the kings of the Philistines30 (those of Ashkelon,31 Gaza,32 Ekron, and the people left at Ashdod);

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