Jeremiah 25:16
New International Version
When they drink it, they will stagger and go mad because of the sword I will send among them."

New Living Translation
When they drink from it, they will stagger, crazed by the warfare I will send against them.”

English Standard Version
They shall drink and stagger and be crazed because of the sword that I am sending among them.”

Berean Study Bible
And they will drink and stagger and go out of their minds, because of the sword that I will send among them.”

New American Standard Bible
"They will drink and stagger and go mad because of the sword that I will send among them."

King James Bible
And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.

Christian Standard Bible
They will drink, stagger, and go out of their minds because of the sword I am sending among them."

Contemporary English Version
They will vomit and act crazy, because of the war this cup of anger will bring to them."

Good News Translation
When they drink from it, they will stagger and go out of their minds because of the war I am sending against them."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will drink, stagger, and go out of their minds because of the sword I am sending among them."

International Standard Version
They'll drink, stagger, and act like madmen because of the sword I'm sending among them."

NET Bible
When they have drunk it, they will stagger to and fro and act insane. For I will send wars sweeping through them."

New Heart English Bible
They shall drink, and reel back and forth, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When they drink from it, they will stagger and go insane because of the wars that I'm going to send them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they shall drink, and reel to and fro, and be like madmen, because of the sword that I will send among them.--

New American Standard 1977
“And they shall drink and stagger and go mad because of the sword that I will send among them.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they shall drink and be moved and become mad, before the sword that I will send among them.

King James 2000 Bible
And they shall drink, and stagger, and go mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.

American King James Version
And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.

American Standard Version
And they shall drink, and reel to and fro, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they shall drink, and vomit, and be mad, because of the sword which I send among them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall drink, and be troubled, and be mad because of the sword, which I shall send among them.

Darby Bible Translation
And they shall drink, and reel to and fro, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.

English Revised Version
And they shall drink, and reel to and fro, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they shall drink, and be moved, and enraged, because of the sword that I will send among them.

World English Bible
They shall drink, and reel back and forth, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.

Young's Literal Translation
And they have drunk, and shaken themselves and shewn themselves foolish, because of the sword that I am sending among them.
Study Bible
The Cup of God's Wrath
15This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, said to me: “Take from My hand this cup of the wine of wrath, and make all the nations to whom I send you drink from it. 16And they will drink and stagger and go out of their minds, because of the sword that I will send among them.” 17So I took the cup from the LORD’s hand and made all the nations drink from it, each one to whom the LORD had sent me,…
Cross References
Jeremiah 25:27
Then you are to tell them, 'This is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Drink, get drunk, and vomit. Fall down and never get up again, because of the sword I will send among you.'

Jeremiah 51:7
Babylon was a gold cup in the hand of the LORD, making the whole earth drunk. The nations drank her wine; therefore the nations have gone mad.

Ezekiel 23:33
You will be filled with drunkenness and grief, with a cup of devastation and desolation, the cup of your sister Samaria.

Obadiah 1:16
For as you have drunk on My holy hill, so all the nations will drink continually. They will drink and gulp down, and be as if they had never been.

Nahum 3:11
You too will become drunk; You will go into hiding and seek refuge from the enemy.

Treasury of Scripture

And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.

Jeremiah 25:27
Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Drink ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.

Jeremiah 51:7,39
Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD'S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad…

Lamentations 3:15
He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken with wormwood.







Lexicon
And they will drink
וְשָׁת֕וּ (wə·šā·ṯū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8354: To imbibe

and stagger
וְהִֽתְגֹּֽעֲשׁ֖וּ (wə·hiṯ·gō·‘ă·šū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1607: To agitate violently

and go out of their minds,
וְהִתְהֹלָ֑לוּ (wə·hiṯ·hō·lā·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1984: To shine

because of
מִפְּנֵ֣י (mip·pə·nê)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the sword
הַחֶ֔רֶב (ha·ḥe·reḇ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

that
אֲשֶׁ֛ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I
אָנֹכִ֥י (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

will send
שֹׁלֵ֖חַ (šō·lê·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

among them.”
בֵּינֹתָֽם׃ (bê·nō·ṯām)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 996: An interval, space between
(16) They shall drink . . .--The words describe what history has often witnessed, the panic-terror of lesser nations before the onward march of a great conqueror--they are as if stricken with a drunken madness, and their despair or their resistance is equally infatuated. The imagery is one familiar in earlier prophets. (Isaiah 51:17; Isaiah 51:22; Habakkuk 2:16; Psalm 60:5; Psalm 75:8; Ezekiel 23:31.)

Verse 16. - And be moved, and be mad; rather, and reel to and fro, and behave themselves madly. The inspired writers do not scruple to ascribe all phenomena, the "bad" as well as the "good," to a Divine operation. "Shall there be evil in a city, and Jehovah hath not done it?" (Amos 3:6). "An evil spirit from Elohim came upon Saul, and he became frenzied" (1 Samuel 18:10; see also Isaiah 19:14; Isaiah 29:10; 1 Kings 22:19-23, and especially the very remarkable prologue of the Book of Job). To understand this form of expression, we must remember the strength of the reaction experienced by the prophets against the polytheism of the surrounding nations. It was not open to them to account for the existence of evil by ascribing it to the activity of various divinities; they knew Jehovah to be the sole cause in the universe. To us, "sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought," such a doctrine occasions "great searchings of heart," and is sometimes a sore trial of our faith. But the prophets were not logicians, and their faith, compared to ours, was as an oak tree to a sapling; hence they can generally (see, however, Isaiah 63:17) express the truth of the universal causation of Jehovah with perfect tranquility. Because of the sword. Here Jeremiah deserts the figure of the Cup, and, as most commentators think, uses the language of fact. It is not, however, certain that "the sword" means that of God's human instruments; Jehovah himself has a sword (Jeremiah 46:10; Jeremiah 47:6; Jeremiah 50:35-38; Isaiah 27:1; Isaiah 34:5; and elsewhere), just as he has a hand (Isaiah 8:11; Isaiah 59:1) and an arm (Isaiah 40:10; Isaiah 53:1). All these belong to a group of childlike symbolic expressions for the manifestation of the Deity. Jehovah's "sword" is described more fully in Genesis 3:24; it "turns hither and thither," like the lightning - a striking figure of the completeness with which God performs his work of vengeance (see also on ver. 27). 25:15-29 The evil and the good events of life are often represented in Scripture as cups. Under this figure is represented the desolation then coming upon that part of the world, of which Nebuchadnezzar, who had just began to reign and act, was to be the instrument; but this destroying sword would come from the hand of God. The desolations the sword should make in all these kingdoms, are represented by the consequences of excessive drinking. This may make us loathe the sin of drunkenness, that the consequences of it are used to set forth such a woful condition. Drunkenness deprives men of the use of their reason, makes men as mad. It takes from them the valuable blessing, health; and is a sin which is its own punishment. This may also make us dread the judgments of war. It soon fills a nation with confusion. They will refuse to take the cup at thy hand. They will not believe Jeremiah; but he must tell them it is the word of the Lord of hosts, and it is in vain for them to struggle against Almighty power. And if God's judgments begin with backsliding professors, let not the wicked expect to escape.
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