Through a parable of a boiling pot
the word of Jehovah came to me, in the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the tenth day
of the month, saying,
of man, write down the name of the day, this very day. The king of Babylon has laid bsiege
to Jerusalem this very day.
utter a parable to the arebellious
house, and say to them, Thus says the Lord Jehovah,
Put on a bpot — put it
And also pour water into it;
into it its pieces,
Every good piece, the thigh, and the shoulder;
with choice bones.
the choice of the flock,
And also put
a pile of 1wood
Bring it to a vigorous boil;
Indeed let its bones be boiled in it.
thus says the Lord Jehovah, Woe to the abloody
city, to the pot in which there is rust and whose rust has not gone out of it! Take its pieces
out of it piece by piece; no lot has fallen upon it.
her blood was within her; she put it on a bare rock; she did not pour it upon the ground to cover it with dust.
order to stir up wrath, to take vengeance, I have set her blood upon a bare rock, so that it might not be covered.
thus says the Lord Jehovah, Woe to the bloody city! I will also make the pile great.
on the wood, light the fire, boil the meat well, and mix in spices, and let the bones be burned.
stand it empty upon its coals, so that it may get hot and its bronze may glow, so that its filthiness may be burned away in it and
its rust may be consumed.
has wearied herself with toil, yet her great rust has not gone out of her. Let
her rust be
in the fire.
of your lewd filthiness — because I tried to cleanse you, but you did not get clean, you shall not be cleansed from your filthiness anymore, until I have caused My wrath toward you to rest.
, Jehovah, have spoken. The time
is coming, and I will do it
; I will not refrain, nor will I spare, nor will I repent. According to your ways and according to your doings 1I will judge you, declares the Lord Jehovah.
Through Ezekiel again as a sign of disgrace in the matter of losing his wife
the word of Jehovah came to me, saying,
of man, I am about to take away the delight of your eyes from you with a blow. Yet you shall neither mourn nor weep, nor shall your tears come.
silently; make no mourning for the dead; bind your turban upon you, and put your sandals upon your feet, and do not cover your
lips, and do not eat the bread of men.
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.
the people said to me, Will you not tell us what these things you are doing signify
I said to them, The word of Jehovah came to me, saying,
to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord Jehovah, I will aprofane
My sanctuary, the pride of your strength, the delight of your eyes, and that which your soul longs after; and your sons and your daughters whom you have left behind will fall by the sword.
you will do as I have done; you shall not cover your
lips, nor shall you eat the bread of men.
your turbans shall be upon your heads, and your sandals, upon your feet; you shall not mourn nor weep, but you shall rot away in your iniquities and groan one to another.
Ezekiel will be a asign
to you. You shall do just as all he has done. And when it comes, you will know that I am the Lord Jehovah.
for you, son of man, surely on the day when I take from them their strength, the joy of their glory, the desire of their eyes, and what they have set their heart on, their sons and their daughters,
that day one who has escaped will come to you to report it
in your ears.
that day your mouth will be opened to the one who has escaped, and you shall speak and no longer be dumb. So you shall become a sign to them, and they will aknow
that I am Jehovah.