Jeremiah 25:9-19 NIV

9 I will summon1 all the peoples of the north2 and my servant3 Nebuchadnezzar4 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 destroya5 them and make them an object of horror and scorn,6 and an everlasting ruin.7

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    • a 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 sounds8 of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom,9 the sound of millstones10 and the light of the lamp.11

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      11 This whole country will become a desolate wasteland,12 and these nations will serve13 the king of Babylon seventy years.14

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      12 "But when the seventy years15 are fulfilled, I will punish the king of Babylon16 and his nation, the land of the Babylonians,b for their guilt," declares the LORD, "and will make it desolate17 forever.

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      13 I will bring upon that land all the things I have spoken against it, all that are written18 in this book and prophesied by Jeremiah against all the nations.

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      14 They themselves will be enslaved19 by many nations20 and great kings; I will repay21 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 cup22 filled with the wine of my wrath and make all the nations to whom I send23 you drink it.

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      16 When they drink24 it, they will stagger25 and go mad26 because of the sword27 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 sent28 me drink it:

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          18 Jerusalem29 and the towns of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a ruin30 and an object of horror and scorn31 and cursing,32 as they are today;33

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          19 Pharaoh king34 of Egypt,35 his attendants, his officials and all his people,

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