26 and all the kings of the north,(A) near and far, one after the other—all the kingdoms(B) on the face of the earth. And after all of them, the king of Sheshak[a](C) will drink it too.

27 “Then tell them, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Drink, get drunk(D) and vomit, and fall to rise no more because of the sword(E) I will send among you.’ 28 But if they refuse to take the cup from your hand and drink(F), tell them, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty says: You must drink it! 29 See, I am beginning to bring disaster(G) on the city that bears my Name,(H) and will you indeed go unpunished?(I) You will not go unpunished, for I am calling down a sword(J) on all(K) who live on the earth,(L) declares the Lord Almighty.’

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  1. Jeremiah 25:26 Sheshak is a cryptogram for Babylon.

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