Jeremiah 13:1-11 CEBA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD proclaimed to me: Go and buy a linen undergarment. Wear it for a while without washing it. 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."
2 So I bought a linen undergarment, as the LORD told me, and I put it on. 2 So I bought a belt, as the LORD directed, and put it around my waist.
3 The LORD spoke to me again: 3 Then the word of the LORD came to me a second time:
4 Take the undergarment that you are wearing and go at once to the Euphrates and put it under a rock. 4 "Take the belt you bought and are wearing around your waist, and go now to Perath and hide it there in a crevice in the rocks."
5 So I went and buried it at the Euphrates, as the LORD instructed. 5 So I went and hid it at Perath, as the LORD told me.
6 After a long time, the LORD said to me: Return to the Euphrates and dig up the undergarment that I commanded you to bury there. 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 the Euphrates and I dug up the linen undergarment from the place I had buried it. But it was ruined and good for nothing. 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.
8 Then the LORD's word came to me: 8 Then the word of the LORD came to me:
9 The LORD proclaims: In the same way I will ruin the brazen pride of Judah and Jerusalem! 9 "This is what the LORD says: 'In the same way I will ruin the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem.
10 Instead of listening to me, this wicked people follow their own willful hearts and pursue other gods, worshipping and serving them. They will become like this linen garment—good for nothing! 10 These wicked people, who refuse to listen to my words, who follow the stubbornness of their hearts and go after other gods to serve and worship them, will be like this belt--completely useless!
11 Just as a linen undergarment clings to the body, so I created the people of Israel and Judah to cling to me, declares the LORD, to be my people for my honor, praise, and grandeur. But they wouldn't obey. 11 For as a belt is bound around a man's waist, so I bound the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah to me,' declares the LORD, 'to be my people for my renown and praise and honor. But they have not listened.'