Jerusalem as a Cooking Pot
24:1 Again in the ninth year, in the tenth month, in
the tenth day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto
24:2 Son of man, write thee the name of the day, even of
this same day: the king of Babylon set himself against
Jerusalem this same day.
24:3 And utter a parable unto the rebellious house, and say
unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Set on a pot, set it on,
and also pour water into it:
24:4 Gather the pieces thereof into it, even every good
piece, the thigh, and the shoulder; fill it with the choice
24:5 Take the choice of the flock, and burn also the bones
under it, and make it boil well, and let them seethe the
bones of it therein.
24:6 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody
city, to the pot whose scum is therein, and whose scum is
not gone out of it! bring it out piece by piece; let no lot
fall upon it.
24:7 For her blood is in the midst of her; she set it upon
the top of a rock; she poured it not upon the ground, to
cover it with dust;
24:8 That it might cause fury to come up to take vengeance;
I have set her blood upon the top of a rock, that it should
not be covered.
24:9 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody
city! I will even make the pile for fire great.
24:10 Heap on wood, kindle the fire, consume the flesh, and
spice it well, and let the bones be burned.
24:11 Then set it empty upon the coals thereof, that the
brass of it may be hot, and may burn, and that the
filthiness of it may be molten in it, that the scum of it
may be consumed.
24:12 She hath wearied herself with lies, and her great
scum went not forth out of her: her scum shall be in the
24:13 In thy filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged
thee, and thou wast not purged, thou shalt not be purged
from thy filthiness any more, till I have caused my fury to
rest upon thee.
24:14 I the LORD have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and
I will do it; I will not go back, neither will I spare,
neither will I repent; according to thy ways, and according
to thy doings, shall they judge thee, saith the Lord GOD.
Ezekielís Wife Dies
24:15 Also the word of the LORD came unto me,
24:16 Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire
of thine eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou mourn
nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down.
24:17 Forbear to cry, make no mourning for the dead, bind
the tire of thine head upon thee, and put on thy shoes upon
thy feet, and cover not thy lips, and eat not the bread of
24:18 So I spake unto the people in the morning: and at
even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was
24:19 And the people said unto me, Wilt thou not tell us
what these things are to us, that thou doest so?
24:20 Then I answered them, The word of the LORD came unto
24:21 Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord
GOD; Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the excellency of
your strength, the desire of your eyes, and that which your
soul pitieth; and your sons and your daughters whom ye have
left shall fall by the sword.
24:22 And ye shall do as I have done: ye shall not cover
your lips, nor eat the bread of men.
24:23 And your tires shall be upon your heads, and your
shoes upon your feet: ye shall not mourn nor weep; but ye
shall pine away for your iniquities, and mourn one toward
24:24 Thus Ezekiel is unto you a sign: according to all
that he hath done shall ye do: and when this cometh, ye
shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
24:25 Also, thou son of man, shall it not be in the day
when I take from them their strength, the joy of their
glory, the desire of their eyes, and that whereupon they set
their minds, their sons and their daughters,
24:26 That he that escapeth in that day shall come unto
thee, to cause thee to hear it with thine ears?
24:27 In that day shall thy mouth be opened to him which is
escaped, and thou shalt speak, and be no more dumb: and thou
shalt be a sign unto them; and they shall know that I am the