Jeremiah 13 ©
Under the type of a linen girdle hidden at Euphrates God prefigureth the destruction of his people. Under the parable of bottles filled with wine he foretelleth their excess of misery. He exhorteth them to prevent their impending judgments by repentance: and sheweth that their abominations are the cause of these evils.
And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying,
And it came to pass after many days, that the LORD said unto me, Arise, go to Euphrates, and take the girdle from thence, which I commanded thee to hide there.
Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
This hevil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the 1imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, ishall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.
For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man, so have jI caused to cleave unto me the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, saith the LORD; that they might be unto me for a people, and kfor a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: lbut they would not hear.
¶Therefore thou shalt speak unto them this word; Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, mEvery bottle shall be filled with wine: and they shall say unto thee, nDo we not certainly know that every bottle shall be filled with wine?
Then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants of this land, even othe kings that sit upon David's throne, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, pwith drunkenness.
tGive glory to the LORD your God, before he cause udarkness, and before your feet stumble vupon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into wthe shadow of death, and make it xgross darkness.
But if ye will not hear it, ymy soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep *sore, and run down with tears, because zthe LORD's flock is carried away captive.
¶And if thou say in thine heart, hWherefore come these things upon me? iFor the greatness of thine iniquity are jthy skirts discovered, and thy heels 6made bare.
I have seen sthine adulteries, and thy tneighings, the lewdness of thy whoredom, and thine abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe unto thee, O Jerusalem! wilt uthou not be made clean? 8when shall it once be ?