Jeremiah 25:8-18 NIV

8 Therefore the LORD Almighty says this: “Because you have not listened to my words,
9 I will summon all the peoples of the north and my servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon,” declares the LORD, “and I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants and against all the surrounding nations. I will completely destroya them and make them an object of horror and scorn, and an everlasting ruin.

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    • ‡ 25:9 - The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
      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,b 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 cursec —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