The LORD said to me, "Go and buy a linen belt. Put it around your waist. But do not let it get wet."
So I bought a belt, just as the LORD had told me to do. And I put it around my waist.
Then another message came to me from the Lord. He said,
"Take off the belt you bought and are wearing around your waist. Go to Perath. Hide the belt there in a crack in the rocks."
So I went and hid it at Perath. I did just as the LORD had told me to do.
Many days later the LORD spoke to me again. He told me, "Go to Perath. Get the belt I told you to hide there."