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 Ezekiel 24
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Parable of the Boiling Pot

1 And the word of the LORD came to me in the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the tenth of the month, saying, 2 "Son of man, write the name of the day, this very day. The king of Babylon has F330 laid R815 siege to Jerusalem this very day. 3 "Speak a parable R816 to the rebellious R817 house and say to them, `Thus says the Lord GOD F331 , "Put on the pot, R818 put it on and also pour water in it;

4 Put R819 F332 in it the pieces,

Every good piece, the thigh and the shoulder;

Fill it with choice bones.

5 "Take the choicest R820 of the flock,

And also pile wood F333 under the F334 pot.

Make it boil vigorously.

Also seethe its bones in it."

6 `Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe to the bloody R821 city, To the pot in which there is rust And whose rust has not gone out of it! Take out of it piece after piece, Without F335 making a choice.

7 "For her blood is in her midst;

She placed it on the bare rock;

She did not pour R822 it on the ground

To cover it with dust.

8 "That it may cause R823 wrath to come up to take vengeance,

I have put her blood on the bare rock,

That it may not be covered."

9 `Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe R824 to the bloody city! I also will make the pile great.

10 "Heap on the wood, kindle the fire,

Boil F336 the flesh well

And mix in the spices,

And let the bones be burned.

11 "Then set R825 it empty on its coals

So that it may be hot

And its bronze may glow F337

And its filthiness R826 may be melted in it,

Its rust consumed.

12 "She has wearied R827 Me with toil,

Yet her great rust has not gone from her;

Let her rust be in the fire!

13 "In your filthiness is lewdness.

Because I would have cleansed you,

Yet you are not R828 clean,

You will not be cleansed from your filthiness again

Until I have spent R829 F338 My wrath on you.

14 "I, the LORD, have spoken; it is coming R830 and I will act. I will not relent, and I will not pity R831 and I will not be sorry; according R832 to your ways and according to your deeds I F339 will judge you," declares the Lord GOD.' "

Death of Ezekiel's Wife Is a Sign

15 And the word of the LORD came to me saying, 16 "Son of man, behold, I am about to take from you the desire R833 of your eyes with a blow; R834 but you shall not mourn R835 and you shall not weep, and your tears R836 shall not come. 17 "Groan silently; make no R837 mourning for the dead. Bind on your turban and put your shoes on your feet, and do not cover your mustache and do R838 not eat the bread of men." 18 So I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my wife died. And in the morning I did as I was commanded. 19 The people said to me, "Will you not tell us what these things that you are doing mean for us?" 20 Then I said to them, "The word of the LORD came to me saying, 21 `Speak to the house of Israel, "Thus says the Lord GOD, `Behold, I am about to profane My sanctuary, the pride of your power, the desire R839 of your eyes and the delight of your soul; and your sons R840 and your daughters whom you have left behind will fall by the sword. 22 `You will do as I have done; you will not cover your mustache and you will not eat the bread of men. 23 `Your turbans will be on your heads and your shoes on your feet. You will R841 not mourn and you will not weep, but you R842 will rot away in your iniquities and you will groan to F340 one another. 24 `Thus Ezekiel will be a sign R843 to you; according to all that he has done you will do; when it comes, then you will know that I am the Lord GOD.' "

25 `As for you, son of man, will it not be on the day when I take from them their stronghold, R844 the joy of their pride, F341 the desire of their eyes and their F342 heart's delight, their sons and their daughters, 26 that on that day he who escapes R845 will come to you with information for your ears? 27 `On that day your mouth R846 will be opened to him who escaped, and you will speak and be mute no longer. Thus you will be a sign to them, and they will know that I am the LORD.' "

F330: Lit leaned on
F331: Hebrew YHWH, usually rendered L\ORD/, and so throughout the ch
F332: Lit Gather her pieces
F333: Lit bones
F334: Lit it
F335: Lit No lot has fallen on it
F336: Lit Complete
F337: Lit become hot
F338: Lit caused to rest
F339: So with several ancient mss and versions; M.T. they
F340: Lit a man to his brother
F341: Or beauty
F342: Lit the lifting up of their soul

R815: 2 Kings 25:1; Jeremiah 39:1; 52:4
R816: Psalms 78:2; Ezekiel 17:2; 20:49
R817: Isaiah 1:2; 30:1,9; Ezekiel 2:3,6,8
R818: Jeremiah 1:13,14; Ezekiel 11:3,7,11; 24:6
R819: Micah 3:2,3
R820: Jeremiah 39:6; 52:10,24-27
R821: 2 Kings 24:3,4; Ezekiel 22:2,3,27; Micah 7:2; Nahum 3:1
R822: Leviticus 17:13; Deuteronomy 12:16
R823: Isaiah 26:21
R824: Ezekiel 24:6; Habakkuk 2:12
R825: Jeremiah 21:10; Malachi 4:1
R826: Ezekiel 22:15; 23:27
R827: Jeremiah 9:5
R828: Jeremiah 6:28-30; Ezekiel 22:24
R829: Ezekiel 5:13; 8:18
R830: Psalms 33:9; Isaiah 55:11
R831: Jeremiah 13:14; Ezekiel 9:10
R832: Isaiah 3:11; Ezekiel 18:30; 36:19
R833: Song of Solomon 7:10; Ezekiel 24:18
R834: Job 1:23:2
R835: Jeremiah 16:5; 22:10
R836: Jeremiah 13:17
R837: Leviticus 21:10-12
R838: Jeremiah 16:7; Hosea 9:4
R839: Psalms 27:4; 84:1; Ezekiel 24:16
R840: Jeremiah 6:11; 16:3,4; Ezekiel 23:25,47
R841: Job 1:27:15; Psalms 78:64
R842: Leviticus 26:39; Ezekiel 33:10
R843: Ezekiel 4:3; Luke 11:29,30
R844: Psalms 48:2; 50:2; Ezekiel 24:21
R845: 1 Samuel 4:12; Job 1:1:15-19
R846: Ezekiel 3:26; 33:22


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