You prepare a table(A) before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;(B)
    my cup(C) overflows.

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In the hand of the Lord is a cup
    full of foaming wine mixed(A) with spices;
he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth
    drink it down to its very dregs.(B)

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13 I will lift up the cup of salvation
    and call on the name(A) of the Lord.

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The Cup of the Lord’s Wrath

17 Awake, awake!(A)
    Rise up, Jerusalem,
you who have drunk from the hand of the Lord
    the cup(B) of his wrath,(C)
you who have drained to its dregs(D)
    the goblet that makes people stagger.(E)

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21 Rejoice and be glad, Daughter Edom,
    you who live in the land of Uz.(A)
But to you also the cup(B) will be passed;
    you will be drunk and stripped naked.(C)

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32 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“You will drink your sister’s cup,
    a cup large and deep;
it will bring scorn and derision,(A)
    for it holds so much.(B)
33 You will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow,
    the cup of ruin and desolation,
    the cup of your sister Samaria.(C)
34 You will drink it(D) and drain it dry
    and chew on its pieces—
    and you will tear your breasts.

I have spoken, declares the Sovereign Lord.(E)

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16 You will be filled with shame(A) instead of glory.(B)
    Now it is your turn! Drink(C) and let your nakedness be exposed[a]!(D)
The cup(E) from the Lord’s right hand is coming around to you,
    and disgrace will cover your glory.

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Footnotes

  1. Habakkuk 2:16 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls, Aquila, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Septuagint) and stagger
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