Jeremiah reproving the Jews' disobedience to the prophets,
Jeremiah 25:1 The word, which came upon Jeremiah, concerning all the people of Judah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah,the same, was the first year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; Jeremiah 25:2 which [word] Jeremiah the prophet spake, concerning all the people of Judah, and against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying: Jeremiah 25:3 From the thirteenth year of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah, even until this day, the which is the twenty-third year, hath the word of Yahweh come, unto me; and I have spoken unto you, betimes, speaking, yet have ye not hearkened. Jeremiah 25:4 And Yahweh sent, unto you, all his servants the prophets, betimes, sending, though ye hearkened not, neither inclined ye your ear, to hear: Jeremiah 25:5 saying,Return, I pray you, every one from his wicked, way and from the wickedness of your doings, So shall ye remain on the soil which Yahweh hath given, to you and to your fathers,even from age to age; Jeremiah 25:6 But do not go away after other, gods, to serve them, and to bow down to them,So shall ye not provoke me to anger with the work of your hands, and I will not bring calamity upon you; Jeremiah 25:7 Howbeit ye hearkened not unto me, Declareth Yahweh,that ye might provoke me to anger with the work of your hands, unto your own hurt.
foretelleth the seventy years' captivity,
Jeremiah 25:8 Therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts,Because ye have not heard my words, Jeremiah 25:9 Behold me! sending and fetching all the families of the North, Declareth Yahweh, and Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, my servant, And I will bring them in against this land, and against its inhabitants, and against all these nations, round about,And I will devote them to destruction, and make them an astonishment and a hissing, and age-abiding desolations. Jeremiah 25:10 And I will banish from among themThe voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, The voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride,The sound of the millstones, and the light of the lamp: Jeremiah 25:11 So shall all this land become, a desolation, an astonishment, And these nations shall serve the king of Babylon, seventy years.
and after that, the destruction of Babylon.
Jeremiah 25:12 And it shall some to passWhen the seventy years are fulfilled, I will visit upon the king of Babylon and upon that nation, Declareth Yahweh, their iniquity, and upon the land of the Chaldeans,and I will turn it into age-abiding desolations. Jeremiah 25:13 So will I bring upon that land, All my words which I have spoken against it,Even all that is written in this book, which Jeremiah hath prophesied against all the nations. Jeremiah 25:14 For many nations, and great kings, have used, even them, as slaves, So will I recompense to themAccording to their deed, and, According to the work of their own hands.
Under the type of a cup of wine he foresheweth the destruction of all nations.
Jeremiah 25:15 For, thus, said Yahweh, God of Israel, unto me, Take this cup of indignation, wine, out of my hand,and cause all the nations unto whom I, am sending thee, to drink it: Jeremiah 25:16 Yea they shall drink, and reel to and fro, and act as madmen, because of the sword which I, am sending between them. Jeremiah 25:17 So I took the cup out of the hand of Yahweh,and caused all the nations, unto whom Yahweh had sent me, to drink: Jeremiah 25:18 [to wit, said he]Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and her kings, her princes,making them a desolation, an astonishment, a hissing, and a contempt, as at this day; Jeremiah 25:19 Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and all his people; Jeremiah 25:20 And all the Bedawin, and all the kings of the land of Uz,and all the kings of the land of the Philistines, even Ashkelon, and Gaza, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod; Jeremiah 25:21 Edom and Moab, and the sons of Ammon; Jeremiah 25:22 And all the kings of Tyre, and all the kings of Zidon,and the kings of the Coastland, that is beyond the sea; Jeremiah 25:23 Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all the clipt-beards; Jeremiah 25:24 And all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the Bedawin who dwell in the desert; Jeremiah 25:25 And all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of the Medes; Jeremiah 25:26 And all the kings of the North, the near and the far, every man with his brother, and all the kingdoms of the earth, which are on the face of the ground; And, the king of Sheshach, shall drink, after them. Jeremiah 25:27 Therefore shalt thou say unto themThus, saith Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel,Drink ye and be drunken, and vomit, and fall, and rise not,because of the sword, which I, am sending between you. Jeremiah 25:28 And it shall be, when they shall refuse to take the cup at thy hand, to drink, then shalt thou say unto themThus, saith Yahweh of hosts, Ye shall, certainly drink; Jeremiah 25:29 For lo! with the city on which my Name hath been called, am I, making a beginning of sending calamity, And shall, ye, be held, guiltless? Ye shall not be held guiltless: For, a sword, am I, proclaiming against all the inhabitants of the earth, Declareth Yahweh of hosts. Jeremiah 25:30 Thou, therefore, shalt prophesy against them all these words,and shalt say unto themYahweh, from on high, will roar. Yea, from his holy, habitation, will utter his voice, He will, roar mightily, over his home, With a shout as of them who tread the winepress, will he answer unto all the inhabitants of the earth. Jeremiah 25:31 There hath come in a tumult, as far as the end of the earth, For, a controversy, hath Yahweh, with the nations, Himself, hath entered, into judgment with all flesh,As for the lawless, he hath delivered them to the sword, Declareth Yahweh. Jeremiah 25:32 Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, Lo! calamity! going forth from nation to nation,And, a great tempest, shall be stirred up, out of the remote parts of the earth. Jeremiah 25:33 Then shall the slain of Yahweh, in that day, be from one end of the earth, even unto the other end of the earth,They shall not be lamented, nor gathered together, nor buried, As dung, on the face of the ground, shall they serve.
The howling of the shepherds.
Jeremiah 25:34 Howl, ye shepherds, and make outcry, And roll in the dust, ye illustrious of the flock, Because your days for being slaughtered, are fulfilled,Therefore will I break you in pieces, and ye shall fall, like a precious vessel! Jeremiah 25:35 Then shall place of refuge vanish from the shepherds, And escape, from the illustrious of the flock. Jeremiah 25:36 The voice of the outcry of the shepherds! Yea the howling of the illustrious of the flock!Because Yahweh is laying waste the grounds where they fed. Jeremiah 25:37 Then shall be silenced the prosperous pastures,Because of the fierceness of the anger of Yahweh. Jeremiah 25:38 He hath, left as a lion, his covert, For their land hath become a horror, Because of the fierceness of oppression, and, Because of the fierceness of his anger.