Jeremiah 13:1-7 NIV

A Linen Belt

1 This is what the LORD said to me: "Go and buy a linen belt and put it around your waist, but do not let it touch water."

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      2 So I bought a belt, as the LORD directed, and put it around my waist.
      3 Then the word of the LORD came to me a second time:1

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      4 "Take the belt you bought and are wearing around your waist, and go now to Peratha2 and hide it there in a crevice in the rocks."

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        • a 13:4 - Or possibly "the Euphrates"; also in verses 5-7
          5 So I went and hid it at Perath, as the LORD told me.3

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          6 Many days later the LORD said to me, "Go now to Perath and get the belt I told you to hide there."
          7 So I went to Perath and dug up the belt and took it from the place where I had hidden it, but now it was ruined and completely useless.