You have shown your people desperate times;(A)
    you have given us wine that makes us stagger.(B)

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In the hand of the Lord is a cup
    full of foaming wine mixed(A) with spices;
he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth
    drink it down to its very dregs.(B)

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Be stunned and amazed,(A)
    blind yourselves and be sightless;(B)
be drunk,(C) but not from wine,(D)
    stagger,(E) but not from beer.

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18 Jerusalem(A) and the towns of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a ruin(B) and an object of horror and scorn,(C) a curse[a](D)—as they are today;(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 25:18 That is, their names to be used in cursing (see 29:22); or, to be seen by others as cursed

57 I will make her officials(A) and wise(B) men drunk,(C)
    her governors, officers and warriors as well;
they will sleep(D) forever and not awake,”
    declares the King,(E) whose name is the Lord Almighty.

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