In the type of a linen girdle, hidden at Euphrates, God prefigureth the destruction of his people.
Jeremiah 13:1 Moreouer, thus sayde the Lorde vnto me: go thy waye, and gett the a lynen breche, and gyrde it aboute thy loynes, and let it not be wet. Jeremiah 13:2 Then I got me a breche, accordynge to the commaundement of the Lorde, and put it about my loynes. Jeremiah 13:3 After this, þe Lord spake vnto me agayn: Jeremiah 13:4 Take the breche that thou hast prepared and put aboute the, and gett the vp, and go vnto Euphrates, and hyde it in a hole of the rock. Jeremiah 13:5 So went I, and hydde it, as the Lorde commaunded me. Jeremiah 13:6 And it happened longe after this, that the Lorde spake vnto me: Vp, and get the to Euphrates, and fet the breche from thence, which I commaunded the to hyde there. Jeremiah 13:7 Then went I to Euphrates, & dygged vp, & toke the breche from the place where I had hyd it: & beholde, the breche was corrupt, so that it was profytable for nothinge. Jeremiah 13:8 Then sayde the Lorde vnto me: Jeremiah 13:9 Thus sayeth the Lord: Euen so wyll I corrupte the pryde of Iuda, & the hye mynde of Ierusalem. Jeremiah 13:10 This people is a wycked people, they wyll not heare my worde, they folowe the wicked ymagynacyons of their owne herte, & hange vpon straunge Goddes, them haue they serued & worshypped: & therfore they shalbe as this breche, that serueth for nothynge. Jeremiah 13:11 For as straytelye as a breche lyeth vpon a mans loynes, so strately dyd I bynde þe whol house of Israell, and the whole house of Iuda vnto me, sayeth the Lorde: that they myght be my people: þt they myght haue a gloryous name: þt they myght be in honoure: but they wolde not obeye me.
Under the parable of the bottles filled with wine he foretelleth their drunkeness in misery.
Jeremiah 13:12 Therfore laye thys rydle before them, and saye: Thus sayeth the Lorde God of Israel: Euery pot shalbe fylled with wyne. And they shall saye: thinckest thou we knowe not, that euery pot shalbe fylled with wyne? Jeremiah 13:13 Then shalt thou saye vnto them: Thus sayeth the Lorde: Beholde: I shall fyll all the inhabytours of this lande with dronckennes, the Kynges that syt vpon Dauids stole, the Prestes and Prophetes, with all that dwell at Ierusalem. Jeremiah 13:14 And I wyll shute them one agaynst another, yee the fathers agaynst the sonnes, sayeth the Lorde. I wyll not pardon them, I will not spare them, ner haue pytye vpon them: but destroye them.
He exhorteth to prevent their future judgments.
Jeremiah 13:15 Be obedient, geue are, take no dysdayne at it, for it is the Lorde hym selfe that speaketh. Jeremiah 13:16 Honoure the Lorde youre God herein, or he take hys lyght from you, and or euer youre fete stomble in darcknesse at the hylle lest when ye loke for the lyght, he turne it into the shadowe and darcknesse of death. Jeremiah 13:17 But yf ye wyll not heare me, that geue you secrete warnyng, I will mourne fro my whole hert for youre stubburnesse. Pyteouslye wyll I wepe, and the teares shall gusshe out of myne eyes. For the Lordes flocke shall be caryed awaye captyue. Jeremiah 13:18 Tell the kynge and the rulers: Humble youre selues, sett you downe lowe, for the crowne of youre glory shall fall from your head. Jeremiah 13:19 The cities towarde þe south shalbe shut vp, and no man shall open them. All Iuda shalbe caried away captyue, so that none shall remayne. Jeremiah 13:20 Lyft vp youre eyes, and beholde them, that come from the North: Lyke a fat flocke shall they fall vpon the. Jeremiah 13:21 To whom wylt thou make thy mone, when they come vpon the? for thou hast taught them thy selfe, and made them maysters ouer the. Shall not sorowe come vpon the, as on a woman trauaylinge with childe:
He sheweth their abominations are the cause thereof.
Jeremiah 13:22 And yf thou woldest saye then in thyne herte: Wherfore come these thinges vpon me? Euen for the multitude of thy blasphemyes, shall thy hinder partes and thy fete be discouered. Jeremiah 13:23 For lyke as the man of Iude maye chaunge hys skyne, and the cat of the mountayne her spottes: so maye ye that be exercysed in euell, do good. Jeremiah 13:24 Therfore will I scatre you, lyke as the stobble that is taken awaye with the south wynde. Jeremiah 13:25 This shall be youre porcyon, and the porcyon of youre measure, wher with ye shal be rewarded of me, sayeth the Lorde: because ye haue forgotten me, and put youre trust in disceytfull thinges. Jeremiah 13:26 Therfore shall I turne thy clothes ouer thy head, and discouer thy thyghes, that thy preuities maye be sene, Jeremiah 13:27 thy aduoutrye, thy deedly malice, thy beastlinesse and thy shamefull whordome. For vpon the feldes and hylles I haue sene thy abhominacions. Wo be vnto the (O Ierusalem) when wylt thou euer be clensed eny more?