Jeremiah 25:17
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New International Version
So I took the cup from the LORD's hand and made all the nations to whom he sent me drink it:

New Living Translation
So I took the cup of anger from the LORD and made all the nations drink from it--every nation to which the LORD sent me.

English Standard Version
So I took the cup from the LORD’s hand, and made all the nations to whom the LORD sent me drink it:

New American Standard Bible
Then I took the cup from the LORD'S hand and made all the nations to whom the LORD sent me drink it:

King James Bible
Then took I the cup at the LORD'S hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the LORD had sent me:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I took the cup from the LORD's hand and made all the nations drink from it, everyone the LORD sent me to.

International Standard Version
So I took the cup from the LORD's hand, and I made all the nations to whom the LORD sent me drink it:

NET Bible
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.

New Heart English Bible
Then took I the cup at the LORD's hand, and made all the nations to drink, to whom the LORD had sent me:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So I took the cup from the LORD's hand. I made all the nations to whom the LORD sent me drink from it:

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then took I the cup of the LORD'S hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the LORD had sent me:

New American Standard 1977
Then I took the cup from the LORD’s hand, and made all the nations drink, to whom the LORD sent me:

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then took I the cup from the LORD's hand and made all the Gentiles to drink, unto whom the LORD had sent me,

King James 2000 Bible
Then took I the cup from the LORD'S hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the LORD had sent me:

American King James Version
Then took I the cup at the LORD's hand, and made all the nations to drink, to whom the LORD had sent me:

American Standard Version
Then took I the cup at Jehovah's hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom Jehovah had sent me:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I took the cup at the hand of the Lord, and I presented it to all the nations to drink of it, to which the Lord sent me:

Darby Bible Translation
And I took the cup at Jehovah's hand, and made all the nations to drink, to whom Jehovah had sent me:

English Revised Version
Then took I the cup at the LORD'S hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the LORD had sent me:

Webster's Bible Translation
Then I took the cup at the LORD'S hand, and made all the nations to drink, to whom the LORD had sent me:

World English Bible
Then took I the cup at Yahweh's hand, and made all the nations to drink, to whom Yahweh had sent me:

Young's Literal Translation
'And I take the cup out of the hand of Jehovah, and cause all the nations to drink unto whom Jehovah sent me:
Study Bible
The Cup of God's Wrath
16"They will drink and stagger and go mad because of the sword that I will send among them." 17Then I took the cup from the LORD'S hand and made all the nations to whom the LORD sent me drink it: 18Jerusalem and the cities of Judah and its kings and its princes, to make them a ruin, a horror, a hissing and a curse, as it is this day;…
Cross References
Jeremiah 1:10
"See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, To pluck up and to break down, To destroy and to overthrow, To build and to plant."

Jeremiah 25:28
"And it will be, if they refuse to take the cup from your hand to drink, then you will say to them, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts: "You shall surely drink!

Ezekiel 3:2
So I opened my mouth, and He fed me this scroll.

Habakkuk 2:16
"You will be filled with disgrace rather than honor. Now you yourself drink and expose your own nakedness. The cup in the LORD'S right hand will come around to you, And utter disgrace will come upon your glory.
Treasury of Scripture

Then took I the cup at the LORD's hand, and made all the nations to drink, to whom the LORD had sent me:

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Jeremiah 25:28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at your hand to drink, …

Jeremiah 1:10 See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, …

Jeremiah 27:3 And send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to …

Jeremiah 46:1 The word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Gentiles;

Jeremiah 47:1 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against the …

Jeremiah 48:1 Against Moab thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Woe …

Jeremiah 49:1 Concerning the Ammonites, thus said the LORD; Has Israel no sons? …

Jeremiah 50:1 The word that the LORD spoke against Babylon and against the land …

Jeremiah 51:1 Thus said the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and …

Ezekiel 43:3 And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, …

(17) Then took I the cup . . .--The words describe the act of the prophet as in the ecstasy of vision. One by one the nations are made to drink of that cup of the wrath of Jehovah of which His own country was to have the first and fullest draught. It is a strange example of the literalism of minds incapable of entering into the poetry of a prophet's work, that one commentator (Michaelis) has supposed that the prophet offered an actual goblet of wine to the ambassadors of the states named, who were then, as he imagines, assembled at Jerusalem, as in Jeremiah 27:3.

Verse 17. - Then took I the cup... and made all the nations to drink. It is too pro-sale to suppose either that Jeremiah made a journey to "all the nations," or that he actually went through the form of presenting the cup to the ambassadors who (it is conjectured, comp. Jeremiah 27:3b) had come to Jerusalem to take measures against the common foe (so J. D. Michaelis). But the supposition arises (as Keil has well observed) out of an imperfect comprehension of the figure. It is not a cup with wine which the prophet receives from Jehovah, but a wine-cup filled with the wine of God's fury, which wine (one may add) is no more a literal wine than the "sword of Jehovah" is a literal sword. The "making all the nations to drink" is simply a way of expressing the prophet's firm faith that the word of Jehovah will not "return unto him void " - that a prophecy once uttered must fulfill itself; and "sent me," in the last clause, merely means "entrusted me with a message" (comp. Proverbs 26:6). For the fulfillment of this detailed prediction, see on Jeremiah 46-51. Then took I the cup at the Lord's hand,.... In a visionary way, and did as he commanded, and prophesied as he directed him. The prophet was obedient to the heavenly vision, as became him:

and made all the nations to drink, unto whom, the Lord had sent me; not that he travelled through each of the nations with a cup in his hand, as an emblem of what wrath would come upon them, and they should drink deep of; but this was done in vision, and also in prophecy; the prophet publishing the will of God, denouncing his judgments upon the nations, and declaring to them what would befall them. 25:15-29 The evil and the good events of life are often represented in Scripture as cups. Under this figure is represented the desolation then coming upon that part of the world, of which Nebuchadnezzar, who had just began to reign and act, was to be the instrument; but this destroying sword would come from the hand of God. The desolations the sword should make in all these kingdoms, are represented by the consequences of excessive drinking. This may make us loathe the sin of drunkenness, that the consequences of it are used to set forth such a woful condition. Drunkenness deprives men of the use of their reason, makes men as mad. It takes from them the valuable blessing, health; and is a sin which is its own punishment. This may also make us dread the judgments of war. It soon fills a nation with confusion. They will refuse to take the cup at thy hand. They will not believe Jeremiah; but he must tell them it is the word of the Lord of hosts, and it is in vain for them to struggle against Almighty power. And if God's judgments begin with backsliding professors, let not the wicked expect to escape.
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