Jeremiah 13:4
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New International Version
"Take the belt you bought and are wearing around your waist, and go now to Perath and hide it there in a crevice in the rocks."

King James Bible
Take the girdle that thou hast got, which is upon thy loins, and arise, go to Euphrates, and hide it there in a hole of the rock.

Darby Bible Translation
Take the girdle that thou hast bought, which is upon thy loins, and arise, go to the Euphrates, and hide it there in a hole of the rock.

World English Bible
Take the belt that you have bought, which is on your waist, and arise, go to the Euphrates, and hide it there in a cleft of the rock.

Young's Literal Translation
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;

Jeremiah 13:4 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Go to Euphrates, and hide it there - Intending to point out, by this distant place, the country into which they were to be carried away captive.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

go. Intending to point out, by this distant place, the country, Chaldea, into which they were to be carried captive.

Jeremiah 51:63,64 And it shall be, when you have made an end of reading this book, that you shall bind a stone to it...

Psalm 137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

Micah 4:10 Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shall you go forth out of the city...

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An Impossibility Made Possible
'Can the Ethiopian change his skin?'--JER. xiii. 23. 'If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature.'--2 COR. v. 17. 'Behold, I make all things new.'--REV. xxi. 5. Put these three texts together. The first is a despairing question to which experience gives only too sad and decisive a negative answer. It is the answer of many people who tell us that character must be eternal, and of many a baffled man who says, 'It is of no use--I have tried and can do nothing.' The second text is the grand Christian
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Cavils of the Pharisees Concerning Purification, and the Teaching of the Lord Concerning Purity - the Traditions Concerning Hand-Washing' and Vows. '
As we follow the narrative, confirmatory evidence of what had preceded springs up at almost every step. It is quite in accordance with the abrupt departure of Jesus from Capernaum, and its motives, that when, so far from finding rest and privacy at Bethsaida (east of the Jordan), a greater multitude than ever had there gathered around Him, which would fain have proclaimed Him King, He resolved on immediate return to the western shore, with the view of seeking a quieter retreat, even though it were
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Matthew 3:4
John's clothes were made of camel's hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.

Jeremiah 13:3
Then the word of the LORD came to me a second time:

Jeremiah 51:63
When you finish reading this scroll, tie a stone to it and throw it into the Euphrates.

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