Jeremiah 25:17
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:

Berean Study Bible
So I took the cup from the LORD’s hand and made all the nations drink from it, each one to whom the LORD had sent me,

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:

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

Contemporary English Version
I took the cup from the LORD's hand, and I went to the kings of the nations and made each of them drink some.

Good News Translation
So I took the cup from the LORD's hand, gave it to all the nations to whom the LORD had sent me, and made them drink from it.

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:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So I took the cup out of the Lord's hand, and caused the nations to whom the Lord sent me to drink:

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
16And they will drink and stagger and go out of their minds, because of the sword that I will send among them.” 17So I took the cup from the LORD’s hand and made all the nations drink from it, each one to whom the LORD had sent me, 18to make them a ruin, an object of horror and contempt and cursing, as they are this day—Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, its kings and officials;…
Cross References
Jeremiah 1:10
See, I have appointed you today over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and plant."

Jeremiah 25:28
If they refuse to take the cup from your hand and drink it, you are to tell them, 'This is what the LORD of Hosts says: You most certainly must drink it!

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

Habakkuk 2:16
You will be filled with shame instead of glory. You too must drink and expose your uncircumcision! The cup in the LORD's right hand will come around to you, and utter disgrace will cover 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:

and made.

Jeremiah 25:28
And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thine hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ye shall certainly drink.

Jeremiah 1:10
See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

Jeremiah 27:3
And send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus, and to the king of Zidon, by the hand of the messengers which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah king of Judah;







Lexicon
So I took
וָאֶקַּ֥ח (wā·’eq·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

the cup
הַכּ֖וֹס (hak·kō·ws)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3563: A cup, a lot, some unclean bird, an owl

from the LORD’s
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

hand
מִיַּ֣ד (mî·yaḏ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

and made all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the nations
הַגּוֹיִ֔ם (hag·gō·w·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

drink
וָֽאַשְׁקֶה֙ (wā·’aš·qeh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8248: To quaff, to irrigate, furnish a, potion to

from it,
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

each one to whom
אֲלֵיהֶֽם׃ (’ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

had sent me,
שְׁלָחַ֥נִי (šə·lā·ḥa·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out
(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. 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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