Bible: Jer 25:12-29

25:12‘But when the seventy years are over, I will punish the king of Babylon and his nation 1  for their sins. I will make the land of Babylon 2  an everlasting ruin. 3  I, the Lord, affirm it! 4  25:13 I will bring on that land everything that I said I would. I will bring on it everything that is written in this book. I will bring on it everything that Jeremiah has prophesied against all the nations. 5  25:14 For many nations and great kings will make slaves of the king of Babylon and his nation 6  too. I will repay them for all they have done!’ 7 

Judah and the Nations Will Experience God’s Wrath

25:15 So 8  the Lord, the God of Israel, spoke to me in a vision. 9  “Take this cup from my hand. It is filled with the wine of my wrath. 10  Take it and make the nations to whom I send you drink it. 25:16 When they have drunk it, they will stagger to and fro 11  and act insane. For I will send wars sweeping through them.” 12 

25:17 So I took the cup from the Lord’s hand. I made all the nations to whom he sent me drink the wine of his wrath. 13  25:18 I made Jerusalem 14  and the cities of Judah, its kings and its officials drink it. 15  I did it so Judah would become a ruin. I did it so Judah, its kings, and its officials would become an object 16  of horror and of hissing scorn, an example used in curses. 17  Such is already becoming the case! 18  25:19 I made all of these other people drink it: Pharaoh, king of Egypt; 19  his attendants, his officials, his people, 25:20 the foreigners living in Egypt; 20  all the kings of the land of Uz; 21  all the kings of the land of the Philistines, 22  the people of Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron, the people who had been left alive from Ashdod; 23  25:21 all the people of Edom, 24  Moab, 25  Ammon; 26  25:22 all the kings of Tyre, 27  all the kings of Sidon; 28  all the kings of the coastlands along the sea; 29  25:23 the people of Dedan, Tema, Buz, 30  all the desert people who cut their hair short at the temples; 31  25:24 all the kings of Arabia who 32  live in the desert; 25:25 all the kings of Zimri; 33  all the kings of Elam; 34  all the kings of Media; 35  25:26 all the kings of the north, whether near or far from one another; and all the other kingdoms which are on the face of the earth. After all of them have drunk the wine of the Lord’s wrath, 36  the king of Babylon 37  must drink it.

25:27 Then the Lord said to me, 38 Tell them that the Lord God of Israel who rules over all 39  says, 40  ‘Drink this cup 41  until you get drunk and vomit. Drink until you fall down and can’t get up. 42  For I will send wars sweeping through you.’ 43  25:28 If they refuse to take the cup from your hand and drink it, tell them that the Lord who rules over all says 44  ‘You most certainly must drink it! 45  25:29 For take note, I am already beginning to bring disaster on the city that I call my own. 46  So how can you possibly avoid being punished? 47  You will not go unpunished! For I am proclaiming war against all who live on the earth. I, the Lord who rules over all, 48  affirm it!’ 49 

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