Jeremiah 13 - Prayer Tents



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Jeremiah 13
Good News Translation

The Linen Shorts

13The LORD told me to go and buy myself some linen shorts and to put them on; but he told me not to put them in water.H559H3068H1980H7069H6593H232H7760H4975H935H4325 2So I bought them and put them on.H7069H232H1697H3068H7760H4975 3Then the LORD spoke to me again and said,H1697H3068H8145H559 4"Go to the Euphrates River and hide the shorts in a hole in the rocks."H3947H232H7069H4975H6965H3212H6578H2934H5357H5553 5So I went and hid them near the Euphrates.H3212H2934H6578H3068H6680 6Some time later the LORD told me to go back to the Euphrates and get the shorts.H7093H7227H3117H3068H559H6965H3212H6578H3947H232H6680H2934 7So I went back, and when I found the place where I had hidden them, I saw that they were ruined and were no longer any good.H3212H6578H2658H3947H232H4725H2934H232H7843H6743 8Then the LORD spoke to me again. He said,H1697H3068H559 9"This is how I will destroy the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem.H559H3068H7843H1347H3063H7227H1347H3389 10These evil people have refused to obey me. They have been as stubborn and wicked as ever, and have worshiped and served other gods. So then, they will become like these shorts that are no longer any good.H7451H5971H3987H8085H1697H1980H8307H3820H3212H310H312H430H5647H7812H232H6743 11Just as shorts fit tightly around the waist, so I intended all the people of Israel and Judah to hold tightly to me. I did this so that they would be my people and would bring praise and honor to my name; but they would not obey me."H232H1692H4975H376H1692H1004H3478H1004H3063H5002H3068H5971H8034H8416H8597H8085

The Wine Jar

12The LORD God said to me, "Jeremiah, tell the people of Israel that every wine jar should be filled with wine. They will answer that they know every wine jar should be filled with wine.H559H1697H559H3068H430H3478H5035H4390H3196H559H3045H3045H5035H4390H3196 13Then tell them that I, the LORD, am going to fill the people in this land with wine until they are drunk: the kings, who are David's descendants, the priests, the prophets, and all the people of Jerusalem.H559H559H3068H4390H3427H776H4428H3427H1732H3678H3548H5030H3427H3389H7943 14Then I will smash them like jars against one another, old and young alike. No pity, compassion, or mercy will stop me from killing them."H5310H376H251H1H1121H3162H5002H3068H2550H2347H7355H7843

Jeremiah Warns against Pride

15People of Israel, the LORD has spoken! Be humble and listen to him.H8085H238H1361H3068H1696 16Honor the LORD, your God, before he brings darkness, and you stumble on the mountains; before he turns into deep darkness the light you hoped for.H5414H3519H3068H430H2821H7272H5062H5399H2022H6960H216H7760H6757H7896H7896H6205 17If you will not listen, I will cry in secret because of your pride; I will cry bitterly, and my tears will flow because the LORD's people have been taken away as captives.H8085H5315H1058H4565H6440H1466H5869H1830H1830H3381H1832H3068H5739H7617 18The LORD said to me, "Tell the king and his mother to come down from their thrones, because their beautiful crowns have fallen from their heads.H559H4428H1377H8213H3427H4761H3381H5850H8597 19The towns of southern Judah are under siege; no one can get through to them. All the people of Judah have been taken away into exile."H5892H5045H5462H6605H3063H1540H7965H1540 20Jerusalem, look! Your enemies are coming down from the north! Where are the people entrusted to your care, your people you were so proud of ?H5375H5869H7200H935H6828H5739H5414H8597H6629 21What will you say when people you thought were your friends conquer you and rule over you? You will be in pain like a woman giving birth.H559H6485H3925H441H7218H2256H270H802H3205 22If you ask why all this has happened to you - why your clothes have been torn off and you have been raped - it is because your sin is so terrible.H559H3824H7122H7230H5771H7757H1540H6119H2554 23Can people change the color of their skin, or a leopard remove its spots? If they could, then you that do nothing but evil could learn to do what is right.H3569H2015H5785H5246H2272H3201H3190H3928H7489 24The LORD will scatter you like straw that is blown away by the desert wind.H6327H7179H5674H7307H4057 25He has said that this will be your fate. This is what he has decided to do with you, because you have forgotten him and have trusted in false gods.H1486H4490H4055H5002H3068H7911H982H8267 26The LORD himself will strip off your clothes and expose you to shame.H2834H7757H6440H7036H7200 27He has seen you do the things he hates. He has seen you go after pagan gods on the hills and in the fields, like a man lusting after his neighbor's wife or like a stallion after a mare. People of Jerusalem, you are doomed! When will you ever be pure?H7200H5004H4684H2154H2184H8251H1389H7704H188H3389H2891H5750H310


Good News Translation. Scripture taken from the Good News Translation in Today’s English Version- Second Edition Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society. Used by Permission. More details.

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