In the type of a linen girdle, hidden at Euphrates, God prefigureth the destruction of his people.
Jeremiah 13:1 Thus, said Yahweh unto me,Go, and buy for thyself, a linen girdle, and put upon thy loins,but, in water, shalt thou not place it. Jeremiah 13:2 So I bought a girdle, according to the word of Yahweh,and put upon my loins. Jeremiah 13:3 Then came the word of Yahweh unto me, second time, saying: Jeremiah 13:4 Take the girdle which thou hast bought, which is upon thy loins,and arise, go to the Euphrates, and hide it there, in a hole of the cliff. Jeremiah 13:5 So I went, and hid it, by the Euphrates, as Yahweh had commanded me. Jeremiah 13:6 And it came to pass, at the end of many days,that Yahweh said unto me,Arise, go to the Euphrates, and take from thence, the girdle, which I commanded thee to hide there. Jeremiah 13:7 So I went to the Euphrates, and digged, and took the girdle, out of the place where I had hidden it,and lo! the girdle, was spoiled, it was good for nothing. Jeremiah 13:8 Then came the word of Yahweh unto me, saying: Jeremiah 13:9 Thus, saith Yahweh,After this manner, will I spoil the pride of Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem. Jeremiah 13:10 This wicked people, who are refusing to hear my words, who are walking in the stubbornness of their heart, and have gone after other gods, to serve them, and to bow down to them, yea let them be like this girdle, which is good for nothing. Jeremiah 13:11 For, as a girdle cleaveth unto the loins of a man, so, caused I to cleave unto methe whole house of Israel, and the whole house of Judah, Declareth Yahweh, to become mineFor a people, and, For a name, and, For a praise, and, For an adorning,but they hearkened not.
Under the parable of the bottles filled with wine he foretelleth their drunkeness in misery.
Jeremiah 13:12 Therefore shalt thou say unto them this wordThus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel, Every jar, is to be filled with wine; and they will say unto thee, Do we not, know well, that, every jar, is to be filled with wine? Jeremiah 13:13 Then shalt thou say unto themThus, saith YahwehBehold me! filling all the inhabitants of this landEven the kings that are sitting for David, upon his throne, and, the priests and, the prophets, and, all the inhabitants of Jerusalemwith drunkenness; Jeremiah 13:14 and I will dash them every man against his brother, even the fathers and the sons, together, Declareth Yahweh,I will not pity, Neither will I spare, Neither will I have compassion, that I should not destroy them.
He exhorteth to prevent their future judgments.
Jeremiah 13:15 Hear ye and give ear, be not haughty,For, Yahweh, hath spoken. Jeremiah 13:16 Give ye, to Yahweh your Godglory, Before he cause darkness, and, Before your feet stumble upon the twilight mountains; Lest, when ye wait for light, He turn it into the shadow of death, And change it for thick darkness. Jeremiah 13:17 But, if ye will not hear it, In secret places, shall my soul weep, Because of the pride,And mine eye, shall flow over, and run down, with tears, Because captive, hath been taken the flock of Yahweh. Jeremiah 13:18 Say thou to the king and, to the queen-mother, Abase yourselvesSit down,For descended, have, your Head-tires, your Crown of adornment. Jeremiah 13:19 The cities of the South, are shut, And there is none, to open,Judah, hath been carried away captive, She hath altogether, been carried away captive, in full number. Jeremiah 13:20 Lift, up your eyes and see, Them who are coming in from the North,Where is The flock that was given thee, Thy beautiful, flock? Jeremiah 13:21 What wilt thou say when he shall bring punishment upon thee, Since, thou thyself, hast accustomed them to be over thee as friends, in chief? Shall not, pangs, seize thee, as of a woman in childbirth?
He sheweth their abominations are the cause thereof.
Jeremiah 13:22 But, if thou say in thy heart, Wherefore, have these things befallen, me? For the greatness of thine iniquity, have, Thy skirts, been turned aside, Thy heels, suffered violence! Jeremiah 13:23 Can, the Ethiopian, change, his skin, Or, the leopard, his spots? Even, ye, may be able to do right, Who are accustomed to do wrong. Jeremiah 13:24 Therefore have I scattered them, As broken straw passing away, by the wind of the desert. Jeremiah 13:25 This, is thy lot, Thy measured portion from me, Declareth Yahweh; For that thou didst forget me, And confide in falsehood: Jeremiah 13:26 Therefore, even I myself, have drawn away thy skirts, over thy face, And thy shame, hath been seen. Jeremiah 13:27 Thine adulteries, and thy neighings, thine unchaste, wickedness, Upon the hills in the field, I have seen thine abominations! Woe to thee, O Jerusalem, Wilt thou not become pure? After how long, yet?