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Jeremiah 25:15-16 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

The Cup of Judgment on the Nations. 15 [a]For thus said the Lord, the God of Israel, to me: Take this cup of the wine of wrath[b] from my hand and have all the nations to whom I will send you drink it. 16 They shall drink, and retch, and go mad, because of the sword I will send among them.


  1. 25:15–17 Jeremiah is a prophet to the nations (cf. 1:5) as well as to his own people. All the nations mentioned here appear again in the more extensive collection of Jeremiah’s oracles against the nations in chaps. 46–51.
  2. 25:15 Cup…wrath: a metaphor for destruction that occurs often in the Old Testament (cf. Ps 11:6; 75:9; Hb 2:15–16; Ez 23:31–33, etc.).
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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