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“This is what the Lord says: ‘In the same way I’ll ruin the pride of Judah and the pride of Jerusalem. 10 This evil people that refuses to listen to my words, that stubbornly pursues their own desires,[a] and that follows other gods to serve and worship them, will be like this belt that is not good for anything. 11 For just as the belt clings tightly to a person’s waist, so I’ve made all the people[b] of Israel and all the people[c] of Judah cling tightly to me,’ declares the Lord. ‘I did this[d] so that they would be my people, name, praise, and glory. But they wouldn’t listen.’

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  1. Jeremiah 13:10 Lit. that walks in the stubbornness of their hearts
  2. Jeremiah 13:11 Lit. house
  3. Jeremiah 13:11 Lit. house
  4. Jeremiah 13:11 The Heb. lacks I did this

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