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behold, I will send and take (A)all the families of the north,’ says the Lord, ‘and Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, (B)My servant, and will bring them against this land, against its inhabitants, and against these nations all around, and will utterly destroy them, and (C)make them an astonishment, a hissing, and perpetual desolations.

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I will summon(A) all the peoples of the north(B) and my servant(C) Nebuchadnezzar(D) king of Babylon,” declares the Lord, “and I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants and against all the surrounding nations. I will completely destroy[a](E) them and make them an object of horror and scorn,(F) and an everlasting ruin.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 25:9 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.

Judgment on the Nations

15 For thus says the Lord God of Israel to me: “Take this (A)wine cup of [a]fury from My hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send you, to drink it.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 25:15 wrath

The Cup of God’s Wrath

15 This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, said to me: “Take from my hand this cup(A) filled with the wine of my wrath and make all the nations to whom I send(B) you drink it.

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29 For behold, (A)I begin to bring calamity on the city (B)which is called by My name, and should you be utterly unpunished? You shall not be unpunished, for (C)I will call for a sword on all the inhabitants of the earth,” says the Lord of hosts.’

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29 See, I am beginning to bring disaster(A) on the city that bears my Name,(B) and will you indeed go unpunished?(C) You will not go unpunished, for I am calling down a sword(D) on all(E) who live on the earth,(F) declares the Lord Almighty.’

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