Jeremiah 25:15-29 NIV

The Cup of God's Wrath

15 This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, said to me: "Take from my hand this cup1 filled with the wine of my wrath and make all the nations to whom I send2 you drink it.

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16 When they drink3 it, they will stagger4 and go mad5 because of the sword6 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 sent7 me drink it:

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      18 Jerusalem8 and the towns of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a ruin9 and an object of horror and scorn10 and cursing,11 as they are today;12

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      19 Pharaoh king13 of Egypt,14 his attendants, his officials and all his people,

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      20 and all the foreign people there; all the kings of Uz;15 all the kings of the Philistines16 (those of Ashkelon,17 Gaza,18 Ekron, and the people left at Ashdod);

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      21 Edom,19 Moab20 and Ammon;21

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      22 all the kings of Tyre22 and Sidon;23 the kings of the coastlands24 across the sea;

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      23 Dedan,25 Tema,26 Buz27 and all who are in distant placesa;28

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        • c 25:23 - Or "who clip the hair by their foreheads"
          24 all the kings of Arabia29 and all the kings of the foreign people30 who live in the desert;

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              25 all the kings of Zimri,31 Elam32 and Media;33

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              26 and all the kings of the north,34 near and far, one after the other--all the kingdoms35 on the face of the earth. And after all of them, the king of Sheshachb36 will drink it too.

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                • d 25:26 - "Sheshach" is a cryptogram for Babylon.
                  27 "Then tell them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Drink, get drunk37 and vomit, and fall to rise no more because of the sword38 I will send among you.'

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                  28 But if they refuse to take the cup from your hand and drink39, tell them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: You must drink it!

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                  29 See, I am beginning to bring disaster40 on the city that bears my Name,41 and will you indeed go unpunished?42 You will not go unpunished, for I am calling down a sword43 upon all44 who live on the earth,45 declares the LORD Almighty.'

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