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3 Then the word of the Lord came to me a second time:v 4 “Take the belt you bought and are wearing around your waist, and go now to Peratha w and hide it there in a crevice in the rocks.” 5 So I went and hid it at Perath, as the Lord told me.x
6 Many days later the Lord said to me, “Go now to Perath and get the belt I told you to hide there.” 7 So I went to Perath and dug up the belt and took it from the place where I had hidden it, but now it was ruined and completely useless.
8 Then the word of the Lord came to me: 9 “This is what the Lord says: ‘In the same way I will ruin the pride of Judah and the great pridey of Jerusalem. 10 These wicked people, who refuse to listenz to my words, who follow the stubbornness of their heartsa and go after other godsb to serve and worship them,c will be like this belt—completely useless!d 11 For as a belt is bound around the waist, so I bound all the people of Israel and all the people of Judah to me,’ declares the Lord, ‘to be my people for my renowne and praise and honor.f But they have not listened.’g
12 “Say to them: ‘This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Every wineskin should be filled with wine.’ And if they say to you, ‘Don’t we know that every wineskin should be filled with wine?’ 13 then tell them, ‘This is what the Lord says: I am going to fill with drunkennessh all who live in this land, including the kings who sit on David’s throne, the priests, the prophets and all those living in Jerusalem. 14 I will smash them one against the other, parents and children alike, declares the Lord. I will allow no pityi or mercy or compassionj to keep me from destroyingk them.’ ”
15 Hear and pay attention,
do not be arrogant,
for the Lord has spoken.l
16 Give glorym to the Lord your God
before he brings the darkness,
before your feet stumblen
on the darkening hills.
You hope for light,
but he will turn it to utter darkness
and change it to deep gloom.o
17 If you do not listen,p
I will weep in secret
because of your pride;
my eyes will weep bitterly,
overflowing with tears,q
“Come down from your thrones,
for your glorious crownsv
will fall from your heads.”
and there will be no one to open them.
All Judahw will be carried into exile,
carried completely away.
those who are coming from the north.x
Where is the flocky that was entrusted to you,
the sheep of which you boasted?
those you cultivated as your special allies?z
Will not pain grip you
like that of a woman in labor?a
“Why has this happened to me?”b—
it is because of your many sinsc
that your skirts have been torn offd
and your body mistreated.e
23 Can an Ethiopianb change his skin
or a leopard its spots?
Neither can you do good
who are accustomed to doing evil.f
24 “I will scatter you like chaffg
driven by the desert wind.h
the portioni I have decreed for you,”
declares the Lord,
“because you have forgottenj me
and trusted in false gods.k
that your shame may be seenl—
your shameless prostitution!m
I have seen your detestable acts
on the hills and in the fields.n
Woe to you, Jerusalem!
How long will you be unclean?”o
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