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Jeremiah 13 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:1 - Thus said Jehovah unto me, 'Go, and thou hast got for thee a girdle of linen, and hast placed it on thy loins, and into water thou dost not cause it to enter:'

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:2 - and I get the girdle, according to the word of Jehovah, and I place it on my loins.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:3 - And there is a word of Jehovah unto me a second time, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:4 - 'Take the girdle that thou hast got, that is on thy loins, and rise, go to Phrat, and hide it there in a hole of the rock;

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:5 - and I go and hide it by Phrat, as Jehovah commanded me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:6 - And it cometh to pass, at the end of many days, that Jehovah saith unto me, 'Rise, go to Phrat, and take thence the girdle, that I commanded thee to hide there;'

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:7 - and I go to Phrat, and dig, and take the girdle from the place where I had hid it; and lo, the girdle hath been marred, it is not profitable for anything.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:8 - And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying, 'Thus said Jehovah:

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:9 - Thus do I mar the excellency of Judah, And the great excellency of Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:10 - This evil people, who refuse to hear My words, Who walk in the stubbornness of their heart, And go after other gods to serve them, And to bow themselves to them, Yea it is -- as this girdle, that is not profitable for anything.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:11 - For, as the girdle cleaveth unto the loins of a man, So I caused to cleave unto Me The whole house of Israel, And the whole house of Judah, an affirmation of Jehovah, To be to Me for a people, and for a name, And for praise, and for beauty, And they have not hearkened.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:12 - And thou hast said unto them this word, Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, 'Every bottle is full of wine,' And they have said unto thee: 'Do we not certainly know that every bottle is full of wine?'

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:13 - And thou hast said unto them, 'Thus said Jehovah: Lo, I am filling all the inhabitants of this land, And the kings who sit for David on his throne, And the priests, and the prophets, And all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, With drunkenness,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:14 - And have dashed them one against another, And the fathers and the sons together, An affirmation of Jehovah, I do not pity, nor spare, nor have I mercy, So as not to destroy them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:15 - Hear, and give ear -- be not haughty, For Jehovah hath spoken.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:16 - Give ye to Jehovah your God honour, Before He doth cause darkness, And before your feet stumble on dark mountains, And ye have waited for light, And He hath made it for death-shade, And hath appointed it for thick darkness.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:17 - And if ye do not hear it, In secret places doth my soul weep, because of pride, Yea, it weepeth sore, And the tear cometh down mine eyes, For the flock of Jehovah hath been taken captive.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:18 - Say to the king and to the mistress: Make yourselves low -- sit still, For come down have your principalities, The crown of your beauty.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:19 - The cities of the south have been shut up, And there is none opening, Judah hath been removed -- all of her, She hath been removed completely --

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:20 - Lift up your eyes, and see those coming in from the north, Where is the drove given to thee, thy beautiful flock?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:21 - What dost thou say, when He looketh after thee? And thou -- thou hast taught them to be over thee -- leaders for head? Do not pangs seize thee as a travailing woman?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:22 - And when thou dost say in thy heart, 'Wherefore have these met me?' For the abundance of thine iniquity Have thy skirts been uncovered, Have thy heels suffered violence.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:23 - Doth a Cushite change his skin? and a leopard his spots? Ye also are able to do good, who are accustomed to do evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:24 - And I scatter them as stubble, Passing away, by a wind of the wilderness.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:25 - This is thy lot, the portion of thy measures from Me -- an affirmation of Jehovah, Because thou hast forgotten me, And dost trust in falsehood.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:26 - I also have made bare thy skirts before thy face, And thy shame hath been seen.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:27 - Thine adulteries, and thy neighings, The wickedness of thy whoredom, on heights in a field, I have seen thine abominations. Wo to thee, O Jerusalem, Thou art not cleansed, after when is it again?
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The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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