Jeremiah 25:15–38

15 For thus saith the Lord God of Israel unto me; Take cthe wine cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it. 16 And dthey shall drink, and ebe moved, and be dfmad, ffbecause of the sword that I will send among them. 17 Then took I the cup at the Lord’s hand, and gmade all the nations to drink, unto whom the Lord had sent me: 18 To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make them ha desolation, ian astonishment, ian hissing, and ja curse; as it is this day; 19 kPharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and all his people; 20 And all lthe mingled people, and all the kings of mthe land of mUz, and all the kings of the land of nthe Philistines, and noAshkelon, and npAzzah, and qEkron, and rthe remnant of Ashdod, 21 swEdom, and twMoab, and the children of uwAmmon, 22 And all the kings of vwTyrus, and all the kings of vwZidon, and the kings of the ||isles which are beyond xthe sea, 23 yDedan, and zTema, and aBuz, and all that are in the utmost corners, 24 And call the kings of dArabia, and all the kings of ethe mingled people fthat dwell in the desert, 25 And all the kings of gZimri, and all the kings of hElam, and all the kings of ithe Medes, 26 And all the kings of jthe north, far and near, one with another, and all the kingdoms of the world, which are upon the face of the earth: and the king of kSheshach shall drink after them. 27 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; lmDrink ye, and nbe drunken, and mspue, and fall, and rise no more, obecause of the sword which I will send among you. 28 And it shall be, if they refuse to ltake the cup at thine hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; pYe shall certainly drink. 29 For, lo, I qbegin to bring evil on the city which is called by my name, and pshould ye be utterly unpunished? pYe shall not be unpunished: for rI will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, saith the Lord of hosts. 30 Therefore prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto them,

sThe Lord shall roar from on high,

And tutter his voice from uhis holy habitation;

He shall mightily roar upon vhis habitation;

He shall give a wshout, as they that xtread the grapes,

Against all the inhabitants of the earth.

31  A noise shall come even to wthe ends of the earth;

For ythe Lord hath a controversy with the nations,

zHe will plead with all flesh;

He will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the Lord.

32  Thus saith the Lord of hosts,

Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation,

And aa great whirlwind bshall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.

33  And cthe slain of the Lord shall be at that day

From one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth:

dThey shall not be lamented, eneither gathered, denor buried;

eThey shall be dung upon the ground.

34  fHowl, gye shepherds, and cry;

And wallow yourselves hin the ashes, ye principal of the flock:

For the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished;

And ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel.

35  And gthe shepherds shall have no way to flee,

Nor the principal of the flock to escape.

36  A voice of the cry of gthe shepherds,

And an howling of the principal of the flock, shall be heard:

For the Lord hath spoiled their pasture.

37  And ithe peaceable habitations kare cut down

lBecause of the fierce anger of the Lord.

38  He hath forsaken mhis covert, as nthe lion:

For their land is desolate

Because of the fierceness of othe oppressor,

And lbecause of his fierce anger.

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