25 1The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah,
in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah (the same
was the first year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon,)
the prophet spake unto all the people of Judah, and to all the inhabitants of
3From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon,
king of Judah, even unto this day, these three and twenty years, the word of
Jehovah hath come unto me, and I have spoken unto you, rising up early and
speaking; but ye have not hearkened.
4And Jehovah hath sent unto you all
his servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, (but ye have not
hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear,)
5saying, Return ye now every
one from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the
land that Jehovah hath given unto you and to your fathers, from of old and
even for evermore;
6and go not after other gods to serve them, and to
worship them, and provoke me not to anger with the work of your hands; and I
will do you no hurt.
7Yet ye have not hearkened unto me, saith Jehovah;
that ye may provoke me to anger with the work of your hands to your own hurt.
8Therefore thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Because ye have not heard my
9behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith
Jehovah, and I will send unto Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my
servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants
thereof, and against all these nations round about; and I will utterly
destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and a hissing, and perpetual
10Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth and the
voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride,
the sound of the millstones, and the light of the lamp.
11And this whole
land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall
serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
12And it shall come to pass,
when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon,
and that nation, saith Jehovah, for their iniquity, and the land of the
Chaldeans; and I will make it desolate for ever.
13And I will bring upon
that land all my words which I have pronounced against it, even all that is
written in this book, which Jeremiah hath prophesied against all the nations.
14For many nations and great kings shall make bondmen of them, even of
them; and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to
the work of their hands.
15For thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel,
unto me: take this cup of the wine of wrath at my hand, and cause all the
nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it.
16And they shall drink, and
reel to and fro, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among
17Then took I the cup at Jehovah's hand, and made all the nations
to drink, unto whom Jehovah had sent me:
18to wit, Jerusalem, and
the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make
them a desolation, an astonishment, a hissing, and a curse, as it is this
19Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and all
20and all the mingled people, and all the kings of the land
of the Uz, and all the kings of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Gaza, and
Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod;
21Edom, and Moab, and the children of
22and all the kings of Tyre, and all the kings of Sidon, and the
kings of the isle which is beyond the sea;
23Dedan, and Tema, and Buz,
and all that have the corners of their hair cut off;
the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mingled people that dwell in
25and all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam,
and all the kings of the Medes;
26and all the kings of the 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 Sheshach shall drink after them.
thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel:
Drink ye, and be drunken, and spew, and fall, and rise no more, because of
the sword which I will send among you.
28And it shall be, if they refuse
to take the cup at thy hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus
saith Jehovah of hosts: Ye shall surely drink.
29For, lo, I begin to work
evil at the city which is called by my name; and should ye be utterly
unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished; for I will call for a sword upon all
the inhabitants of the earth, saith Jehovah of hosts.
prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto them, Jehovah will
roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he will
mightily roar against his fold; he will give a shout, as they that tread
the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.
shall come even to the end of the earth; for Jehovah hath a controversy with
the nations; he will enter into judgment with all flesh: as for the wicked,
he will give them to the sword, saith Jehovah.
32Thus saith Jehovah of
hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great tempest
shall be raised up from the uttermost parts of the earth.
33And the slain
of Jehovah shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other
end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried;
they shall be dung upon the face of the ground.
34Wail, ye shepherds, and
cry; and wallow in ashes, ye principal of the flock; for the days of
your slaughter and of your dispersions are fully come, and ye shall fall like
a goodly vessel.
35And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the
principal of the flock to escape.
36A voice of the cry of the shepherds,
and the wailing of the principal of the flock! for Jehovah layeth waste their
37And the peaceable folds are brought to silence because of the
fierce anger of Jehovah.
38He hath left his covert, as the lion; for
their land is become an astonishment because of the fierceness of the
oppressing sword, and because of his fierce anger.