So I took the cup of anger from the LORD and made all the nations drink from it—every nation to which the LORD sent me.
I went to Jerusalem and the other towns of Judah, and their kings and officials drank from the cup. From that day until this, they have been a desolate ruin, an object of horror, contempt, and cursing.
I gave the cup to Pharaoh, king of Egypt, his attendants, his officials, and all his people,
along with all the foreigners living in that land. I also gave it to all the kings of the land of Uz and the kings of the Philistine cities of Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron, and what remains of Ashdod.
Then I gave the cup to the nations of Edom, Moab, and Ammon,
and the kings of Tyre and Sidon, and the kings of the regions across the sea.
I gave it to Dedan, Tema, and Buz, and to the people who live in distant places.
I gave it to the kings of Arabia, the kings of the nomadic tribes of the desert,
and to the kings of Zimri, Elam, and Media.
And I gave it to the kings of the northern countries, far and near, one after the other—all the kingdoms of the world. And finally, the king of Babylon himself drank from the cup of the LORD ’s anger.
Then the LORD said to me, “Now tell them, ‘This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says: Drink from this cup of my anger. Get drunk and vomit; fall to rise no more, for I am sending terrible wars against you.’
And if they refuse to accept the cup, tell them, ‘The LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: You have no choice but to drink from it.