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Jeremiah 25:26

    Jeremiah 25:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another, and all the kingdoms of the world, which are upon the face of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another, and all the kingdoms of the world, which are on the face of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another; and all the kingdoms of the world, which are upon the face of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another; and all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth.

    Webster's Revision

    and all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another; and all the kingdoms of the world, which are upon the face of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them.

    World English Bible

    and all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another; and all the kingdoms of the world, which are on the surface of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another; and all the kingdoms of the world, which are upon the face of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 25:26

    The kings of the north, far and near - The first may mean Syria; the latter, the Hyrcanians and Bactrians.

    And the king of Sheshach shall drink after them - Sheshach was an ancient king of Babylon, who was deified after his death. Here it means either Babylon, or Nebuchadnezzar the king of it. After it has been the occasion of ruin to so many other nations, Babylon itself shall be destroyed by the Medo-Persians.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 25:26

    All the kingdoms of the world ... - In accordance with the usage of Holy Scripture this universality is limited. It is moral and not geographical.

    Sheshach - Jerome says that this is the name Babel written in cypher, the letters being transposed. Another example occurs in Jeremiah 51:1, where the words "the heart of my risers up" become the Chaldaeans. The Septuagint omits the clause containing the name.