1 Yahweh said this to me, 'Go and buy a linen waistcloth and put it round your waist. But do not dip it in water.'
Heb 1:1 Jer 13:11 Ezek 4:1-5 Jer 19:1 Jer 27:2
2 And so, as Yahweh had ordered, I bought a waistcloth and put it round my waist.
Ezek 2:8 Isa 20:2 John 15:14 Prov 3:5 Hos 1:2-3 John 13:6-7
3 A second time the word of Yahweh came to me,
4 'Take the waistcloth that you have bought and are wearing round your waist. Up, go to the Euphrates and hide it there in a hole in the rock.'
Jer 51:63-64 Mic 4:10 Ps 137:1
5 So I went and hid it by the Euphrates as Yahweh had ordered me.
Exod 40:16 Exod 39:42-43 2Tim 2:3 Acts 26:19-20 Heb 11:8 Heb 11:17-19 John 2:5-8
6 A long time later, Yahweh said to me, 'Up, go to the Euphrates and fetch the waistcloth I ordered you to hide there.'
7 So I went to the Euphrates, and I searched, and I took the waistcloth from the place where I had hidden it. And there was the waistcloth ruined, no use for anything.
Isa 64:6 Rom 3:12 Ezek 15:3-5 Jer 13:10 Jer 24:1-8 Luke 14:34-35 Phlm 1:11
8 Then the word of Yahweh was addressed to me as follows,
9 'Yahweh says this, "In the same way I shall ruin the pride of Judah, the immense pride of Jerusalem.
Lev 26:19 Isa 2:10-17 Isa 23:9 Jer 13:15-17 Zeph 3:11 1Pet 5:5 Ezek 16:50
10 This evil people, these people who refuse to listen to my words, who follow their own stubborn inclinations and run after other gods, serving and worshipping them -- this people will become like this waistcloth, no good for anything.
Jer 16:12 2Chr 36:15-16 Jer 9:14 Num 14:11 Jer 3:17 Jer 11:7-8 Jer 13:7
11 For just as a waistcloth clings to a man's waist, so I made the whole House of Israel and the whole House of Judah cling to me, Yahweh declares, to be my people, my glory, my honour and my pride. But they have not listened."
Exod 19:5-6 Jer 33:9 Isa 43:21 Ps 81:11 1Pet 2:9 Deut 4:7 Deut 26:18
12 'You will also say this to them, "Yahweh, God of Israel, says this: Any jug can be filled with wine." And if they answer you, "Do you think we do not know that any jug can be filled with wine?"
13 you are to say, "Yahweh says this: Look, I shall fill all the inhabitants of this country, the kings who occupy the throne of David, the priests, the prophets and all the citizens of Jerusalem, with drunkenness.
Isa 51:17 Isa 63:6 Ps 60:3 Ps 75:8 Isa 49:26 Jer 25:27 Jer 51:7
14 Then I shall smash them one against the other, parents and children all together, Yahweh declares. Mercilessly, relentlessly, pitilessly, I shall destroy them." '
Deut 29:20 Isa 9:20-21 Isa 27:11 Jer 6:21 Jer 19:9-11 Jer 21:7 Ps 2:9
15 Listen and pay attention, do not be proud: Yahweh is speaking!
Isa 28:14-22 Acts 4:19-20 Amos 7:15 Isa 42:23 Jas 4:10 Jer 26:15 Joel 1:2
16 Give glory to Yahweh your God before the darkness comes, before your feet stumble on the darkened mountains. You hope for light, but he will turn it to shadow dark as death, will change it to blackness.
Isa 8:22 Isa 59:9 Josh 7:19 Isa 5:30 Isa 60:2 Prov 4:19 1Sam 6:5
17 If you do not listen to this warning, I shall weep in secret for your pride; my eyes will weep bitterly and stream with tears, for Yahweh's flock is being led into captivity.
Jer 9:1 Mal 2:2 Jer 14:17 Ps 80:1 Lam 1:2 Lam 1:16 Lam 2:18
18 Tell the king and the queen mother, 'Sit in a lower place, since your glorious crown has fallen from your head.
2Kgs 24:12 Jer 22:26 2Kgs 24:15 2Chr 33:12 2Chr 33:19 1Pet 5:6 2Chr 33:23
19 The towns of the Negeb are shut off with no one to give access to them. All Judah has been deported, deported wholesale.'
Jer 52:27 2Kgs 25:21 Deut 28:52 Jer 39:9 Jer 52:30 Deut 28:15 Deut 28:64-68
20 Raise your eyes and look at these now coming from the north. Where is the flock once entrusted to you, the flock which was your pride?
Jer 6:22 Hab 1:6 Jer 1:14 Jer 23:2 Acts 20:26-29 Jer 10:22 Jer 13:17
21 What will you say when they come and punish you, you yourself having taught them? Against you, in the lead, will come your friends. Then will not anguish grip you as it grips a woman in labour?
Isa 13:8 Jer 4:31 Isa 10:3 Isa 39:2-4 Jer 5:31 Jer 38:22 1Thess 5:3
22 And should you ask yourself, 'Why is all this happening to me?' it is because of your great guilt that your skirts have been pulled up and you have been manhandled.
Nah 3:5 Jer 5:19 Hos 2:10 Jer 16:10-11 Deut 7:17 Ezek 16:37-39 Isa 3:17
23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? And you, can you do right, being so accustomed to wrong?
Jer 9:5 Jer 2:22 Matt 19:24-28 Isa 1:5 Jer 2:30 Jer 17:9 Prov 27:22
24 'I shall scatter you like chaff on the desert wind.
Ps 1:4 Lev 26:33 Ezek 5:2 Ezek 5:12 Hos 13:3 Deut 4:27 Deut 28:64
25 This is your share, the part allotted you, from me, Yahweh declares, because you have forgotten me and put your trust in Delusion.
Job 20:29 Jer 2:32 Matt 24:51 Ps 9:17 Ps 11:6 Deut 32:16-18 Deut 32:37-38
26 I am the one who pulls your skirts up over your face to let your shame be seen.
Hos 2:10 Lam 1:8 Ezek 16:37 Ezek 23:29 Jer 13:22
27 Oh! Your adulteries, your shrieks of pleasure, your vile prostitution! On the hills, in the fields, I have seen your Horrors. Jerusalem, disaster is coming for you! How much longer till you are made clean?'
Ezek 6:13 Ezek 24:13 Hos 8:5 Isa 65:7 Ezek 36:37 Hos 4:2 Jer 2:20-24