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Version 0.31.57, 15 October 2020


Jeremiah Chapter 25

1The word which came to Jeremiah concerning the whole people of Judah in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah – that is the first year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon – 2which Jeremiah the prophet spoke to all the people of Judah, and to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, when he said, 3“From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah up to this day, this twenty-third year, the word of the Lord has been coming to me, and I have spoken to you, rising early to speak, but you have not listened. 4And the Lord sent all his servants the prophets to you, rising early and sending them, but you did not listen, and you did not incline your ears to hear, 5while they said, ‘Do turn back, each one from his evil way, and from the evil of your deeds, and live on the land which the Lord gave to you and to your fathers, from age to age. 6And do not walk after other gods, to serve them and to worship them, and do not provoke me to anger with the work of your hands, so that I do not bring trouble on you. 7You did not listen to me, says the Lord, so provoking me with the work of your hands, to your detriment.’ ” 8Therefore this is what the Lord of hosts says: “Since you did not heed my words, 9I am about to send orders and take all the families of the north, says the Lord, and to send orders to Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, my servant, and I will bring them against this land and against its inhabitants, and against all these peoples round about. And I will destroy them and make them a desolation and an object of contempt and age-abiding wastelands. 10And I will remove from them the sound of joy and the sound of happiness and the sound of a bridegroom, and the sound of a bride, and the sound of millstones and the light of a lamp. 11And the whole of this land will be a ruin and a devastation, and those nations will serve the king of Babylon for seventy years. 12And it will come to pass, when seventy years have been fulfilled, that I will visit the king of Babylon and that nation, says the Lord, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and I will make it age-abiding desolations. 13And I will bring on that land all my words which I spoke against it – everything written in this book which Jeremiah prophesied against all the nations. 14For also many nations and great kings will themselves impose servitude on them, and I will requite them according to their deeds and according to the work of their hands.” 15For this is what the Lord God of Israel says to me: “Take this wine cup of fury from my hand and give it to drink to all the nations to which I send you. 16And they will drink it and reel from it, and be driven mad because of the sword which I am about to send among them.” 17Then I took the cup from the hand of the Lord, and I made all the nations to which the Lord had sent me drink it – 18Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, and its kings and its officials, in making them a ruin, a desolation, an object of jeering and a curse, as it is on this day. 19Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants and his officials, and all his people, 20and the whole mixed population, and all the kings of the land of Uz, and all the kings of the land of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Gaza and Ekron, and the remainder of Ashdod, 21Edom and Moab and the sons of Ammon, 22and all the kings of Tyre, and all the kings of Sidon, and the kings of the coastland which is facing the sea, 23and Dedan and Tema and Buz, and all who have had their sidelocks cut, 24and all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mixed population who live in the desert, 25and all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of Media, 26and all the kings of the north, those near and those far away, one beside another, and all the kingdoms of the earth which are on the face of the land, and the king of Babylon, will drink it after them. 27“And you will say to them, ‘This is what the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, says: «Drink and become intoxicated and vomit, and fall and do not get up, because of the sword which I am about to send among you.» ’ 28And it will come to pass, if they refuse to take the cup from your hand, to drink it, that you will say to them, ‘This is what the Lord of hosts says: «You will certainly drink it. 29For in this city in which my name is called, I am about to start bringing harm. And will you by any means be held guiltless? You will not be held guiltless, for I am calling for a sword against all the inhabitants of the land, says the Lord of hosts.» ’ 30And you will prophesy all these words to them, and you will say to them,

‘The Lord will roar from the heights,

And from his holy dwelling place.

He will vociferate;

He will roar loudly about his fold,

He will utter a shout like those who tread grapes

To all the inhabitants of the land.

31A tumult is coming

As far as the ends of the earth,

For the Lord has a dispute with the nations.

He will contend with all flesh.

As for the wicked,

He will consign them to the sword,

Says the Lord.’ ”

32This is what the Lord of hosts says:

“Behold, trouble is spreading from nation to nation,

And a great storm will be stirred up

From the uttermost parts of the earth,

33And there will be the Lord's victims on that day,

From one end of the earth

To the other end of the earth.

They will not be lamented,

And they will not be gathered in,

And they will not be buried.

They will become dung

On the face of the land.

34Howl, you shepherds, and cry out.

Roll in the dust, you dignitaries of the flock,

For your days of slaughtering have been fulfilled,

As have your migratings of the flock,

And you will fall like a precious article.

35And flight will cease to be available to the shepherds,

As will escape

To the dignitaries of the flock.

36There will be the sound of the outcry of the shepherds,

And the howling of the dignitaries of the flock,

For the Lord will lay their feeding ground waste.

37And the peaceful pastures will be cut off

On account of the furious anger of the Lord.

38He will abandon them as a young lion does its den,

For their land will become a desolation,

Because of the fury of the oppressor,

And because of his furious anger.”

Reference(s) in Chapter 25: v.10 ↔ Revelation 18:22 ● v.15 ↔ Revelation 16:19.