13:5 So I went and buried them at Perath 1 as the Lord had ordered me to do. 13:6 Many days later the Lord said to me, “Go at once to Perath and get 2 the shorts I ordered you to bury there.” 13:7 So I went to Perath and dug up 3 the shorts from the place where I had buried them. I found 4 that they were ruined; they were good for nothing.
1 tc The translation reads בִּפְרָתָה (bifratah) with 4QJera as noted in W. L. Holladay, Jeremiah (Hermeneia), 1:393 instead of בִּפְרָת (bifrat) in the MT.
2 tn Heb “Get from there.” The words “from there” are not necessary to the English sentence. They would lead to a redundancy later in the verse, i.e., “from there…bury there.”
3 tn Heb “dug and took.”
4 tn Heb “And behold.”