22 This is what your Sovereign Lord says,
    your God, who defends(A) his people:
“See, I have taken out of your hand
    the cup(B) that made you stagger;
from that cup, the goblet of my wrath,
    you will never drink again.

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The Cup of God’s Wrath

15 This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, said to me: “Take from my hand this cup(A) filled with the wine of my wrath and make all the nations to whom I send(B) you drink it. 16 When they drink(C) it, they will stagger(D) and go mad(E) because of the sword(F) I will send among them.”

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12 This is what the Lord says: “If those who do not deserve to drink the cup(A) must drink it, why should you go unpunished?(B) You will not go unpunished, but must drink it.

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A second angel followed and said, “‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great,’[a](A) which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.”(B)

A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast(C) and its image(D) and receives its mark on their forehead(E) or on their hand, 10 they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury,(F) which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath.(G) They will be tormented with burning sulfur(H) in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 14:8 Isaiah 21:9
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