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,

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:

New King James Version
Then I took the cup from the LORD’s hand, and made all the nations drink, to whom the LORD had sent me:

New American Standard Bible
So I took the cup from the LORD’S hand and gave it to all the nations to whom the LORD sent me, to drink from it:

NASB 1995
Then I took the cup from the LORD’S hand and made all the nations to whom the LORD sent me drink it:

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

Amplified Bible
Then I (Jeremiah) took the cup from the LORD’S hand and made all the nations to whom the LORD had sent me drink it:

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.

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.

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:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I took the cup from the hand of LORD JEHOVAH and I made all the nations drink, for LORD JEHOVAH has sent me unto them

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:

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.

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:

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:

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.

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:

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:

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:

Literal Standard Version
And I take the cup out of the hand of YHWH, and cause all the nations to drink to whom YHWH sent me:

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:

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:

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 to 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 that 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;









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

the nations
הַגּוֹיִ֔ם (hag·gō·w·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 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 8248: To quaff, to irrigate, furnish a, potion to

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

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

the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 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 7971: To send away, for, out


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