CLV(i) 1 The word that has been unto Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, --it [is] the first year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, --" 2 Which Jeremiah the prophet has spoken concerning all the people of Judah, even unto all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying:" 3 `From the thirteenth year of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah, and unto this day--this three and twentieth year--has the word of Yahweh been unto me, and I speak unto you, rising early and speaking, and you have not hearkened;" 4 And Yahweh has sent unto you all His servants, the prophets, rising early and sending, and you have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear, saying:" 5 `Turn back, I pray you, each from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell on the ground that Yahweh has given to you and to your fathers from eon unto eon, 6 And you do not go after other elohims to serve them, and to bow yourselves to them, nor do you provoke Me to anger with the work of your hands, and I do no evil to you;" 7 And you have not hearkened unto Me--an affirmation of Yahweh--so as to provoke Me to anger with the work of your hands for evil to you. 8 `Therefore thus said Yahweh of Hosts, Because that you have not obeyed My words, 9 Lo, I am sending, and have taken all the families of the north--an affirmation of Yahweh--even unto Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and have brought them in against this land, and against its inhabitants, and against all these nations round about, and have devoted them, and appointed them for an astonishment, and for a hissing, and for wastes eonian." 10 And I have destroyed from them the voice of rejoicing, and the voice of joy, voice of bridegroom and voice of bride, noise of millstones, and the light of lamps." 11 And all this land has been for a waste, for an astonishment, and these nations have served the king of Babylon seventy years." 12 `And it has come to pass, at the fulness of seventy years, I charge against the king of Babylon, and against that nation--an affirmation of Yahweh--their iniquity, and against the land of the Chaldeans, and have appointed it for desolations eonian." 13 And I have brought in on that land all My words that I have spoken against it, all that is written in this book, that Jeremiah has prophesied concerning all the nations." 14 For laid service on them--also them--have many nations and great kings, and I have given recompence to them according to their doing, and according to the work of their hands." 15 `For thus said Yahweh Elohim of Israel unto me, Take the wine cup of this fury out of My hand, and you have caused all the nations to drink it unto whom I am sending you;" 16 And they have drunk, and shaken themselves and shown themselves foolish, because of the sword that I am sending among them." 17 `And I take the cup out of the hand of Yahweh, and cause all the nations to drink unto whom Yahweh sent me:" 18 Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, And its kings, its heads, To give them to waste, to astonishment, To hissing, and to reviling, as [at] this day." 19 Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, And his heads, and all his people, 20 And all the mixed people, And all the kings of the land of Uz, And all the kings of the land of the Philistines, And Ashkelon, and Gazzah, and Ekron, And the remnant of Ashdod, 21 Edom, and Moab, and the sons of Ammon, 22 And all the kings of Tyre, And all the kings of Zidon, And the kings of the isle that [is] beyond the sea, 23 Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, And all cutting the corners [of the beard], 24 And all the kings of Arabia, And all the kings of the mixed people, Who are dwelling in the wilderness, 25 And all the kings of Zimri, And all the kings of Elam, And all the kings of Media, 26 And all the kings of the north, The near and the far off, one unto another, And all the kingdoms of the earth, That [are] on the face of the ground, And king Sheshach drinks after them." 27 And you have said unto them:Thus said Yahweh of Hosts Elohim of Israel, Drink you, yea drink abundantly, And vomit, and fall, and rise not, Because of the sword that I am sending among you." 28 And it has come to pass, When they refuse to receive the cup out of your hand to drink, That you have said unto them:Thus said Yahweh of Hosts, You do certainly drink." 29 For lo, in the city over which My name is called, I am beginning to do evil, And you--you are entirely acquitted! You are not acquitted, for a sword I am proclaiming, For all inhabitants of the land, An affirmation of Yahweh of Hosts." 30 And you, you do prophesy unto them all these words, and have said unto them:Yahweh from the high place does roar, And from His holy habitation gives forth His voice, He surely roars for His habitation, A shout as of treaders down, Elohim answers all the inhabitants of the land, 31 Wasting has come unto the end of the earth, For a controversy has Yahweh with nations, He has executed judgment for all flesh, The wicked! He has given them to the sword, An affirmation of Yahweh." 32 Thus said Yahweh of Hosts:Lo, evil is going out from nation to nation, And a great whirlwind is stirred up from the sides of the earth." 33 And the pierced of Yahweh have been in that day, From the end of the earth even unto the end of the earth, They are not lamented, nor gathered, nor buried, For dung on the face of the ground they are." 34 Howl, you shepherds, and cry, And roll yourselves, you honorable of the flock, For full have been your days, For slaughtering, and [for] your scatterings, And you have fallen as a desirable vessel." 35 And perished has refuge from the shepherds, And escape from the honorable of the flock." 36 A voice [is] of the cry of the shepherds, And a howling of the honorable of the flock, For Yahweh is spoiling their pasture." 37 And the peaceable habitations have been cut down, Because of the fierceness of the anger of Yahweh." 38 He has forsaken, as a young lion, His covert, Surely their land has become a desolation, Because of the oppressing fierceness, And because of the fierceness of His anger!"