Jeremiah 25:18 Index
"To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make them a desolation, an astonishment, an hissing, and a curse; as it is this day;"
Jeremiah 25:17 ===== Bibliography ===== Jeremiah 25:19

" . . . the cities of Judah . . . "

  • Jeremiah begins the recital of the divine judgments, with a prophecy of the chastisement pronounced upon his own people for their iniquity, and then he passes on to that to be inflicted upon other nations (1 Peter 4:17). (4BC 447)
  • Although the sentence of doom had been clearly pronounced, its awful import could scarcely be understood by the multitudes who heard. That deeper impressions might be made, the Lord sought to illustrate the meaning of the words spoken. He bade Jeremiah liken the fate of the nation to the draining of a cup filled with the wine of divine wrath. Among the first to drink of this cup of woe was to be “Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof” (Jeremiah 25:18). Others were to partake of the same cup—“Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and all his people” (Jeremiah 25:19), and many other nations of earth—until God's purpose should have been fulfilled (Jeremiah 25). (PK 431)

" . . . astonishment . . . "

" . . . hissing . . . "

  • An expression of derision. (4BC 447)