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Jeremiah 13

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    Jeremiah 13:1 Thus said the LORD to me, Go and get you a linen girdle, and put it on your loins, and put it not in water.
    Jeremiah 13:2 So I got a girdle according to the word of the LORD, and put it on my loins.
    Jeremiah 13:3 And the word of the LORD came to me the second time, saying,
    Jeremiah 13:4 Take the girdle that you have got, which is on your loins, and arise, go to Euphrates, and hide it there in a hole of the rock.
    Jeremiah 13:5 So I went, and hid it by Euphrates, as the LORD commanded me.
    Jeremiah 13:6 And it came to pass after many days, that the LORD said to me, Arise, go to Euphrates, and take the girdle from there, which I commanded you to hide there.
    Jeremiah 13:7 Then I went to Euphrates, and dig, and took the girdle from the place where I had hid it: and, behold, the girdle was marred, it was profitable for nothing.
    Jeremiah 13:8 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
    Jeremiah 13:9 Thus said the LORD, After this manner will I mar the pride of Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem.
    Jeremiah 13:10 This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.
    Jeremiah 13:11 For as the girdle sticks to the loins of a man, so have I caused to stick to me the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, said the LORD; that they might be to me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear.
    Jeremiah 13:12 Therefore you shall speak to them this word; Thus said the LORD God of Israel, Every bottle shall be filled with wine: and they shall say to you, Do we not certainly know that every bottle shall be filled with wine?
    Jeremiah 13:13 Then shall you say to them, Thus said the LORD, Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants of this land, even the kings that sit on David's throne, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, with drunkenness.
    Jeremiah 13:14 And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, said the LORD: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them.
    Jeremiah 13:15 Hear you, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD has spoken.
    Jeremiah 13:16 Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble on the dark mountains, and, while you look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.
    Jeremiah 13:17 But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and my eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD's flock is carried away captive.
    Jeremiah 13:18 Say to the king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit down: for your principalities shall come down, even the crown of your glory.
    Jeremiah 13:19 The cities of the south shall be shut up, and none shall open them: Judah shall be carried away captive all of it, it shall be wholly carried away captive.
    Jeremiah 13:20 Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north: where is the flock that was given you, your beautiful flock?
    Jeremiah 13:21 What will you say when he shall punish you? for you have taught them to be captains, and as chief over you: shall not sorrows take you, as a woman in travail?
    Jeremiah 13:22 And if you say in your heart, Why come these things on me? For the greatness of your iniquity are your skirts discovered, and your heels made bore.
    Jeremiah 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may you also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
    Jeremiah 13:24 Therefore will I scatter them as the stubble that passes away by the wind of the wilderness.
    Jeremiah 13:25 This is your lot, the portion of your measures from me, said the LORD; because you have forgotten me, and trusted in falsehood.
    Jeremiah 13:26 Therefore will I discover your skirts on your face, that your shame may appear.
    Jeremiah 13:27 I have seen your adulteries, and your neighings, the lewdness of your prostitution, and your abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe to you, O Jerusalem! will you not be made clean? when shall it once be?