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Ezekiel 24
New Living Translation

The Sign of the Cooking Pot

24On January 15, during the ninth year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity, this message came to me from the Lord:H8671H8141H6224H2320H6218H2320H1697H3068H559 2“Son of man, write down today’s date, because on this very day the king of Babylon is beginning his attack against Jerusalem.H1121H120H3789H8034H3117H6106H3117H4428H894H5564H3389H6106H3117 3Then give these rebels an illustration with this message from the Sovereign Lord. “Put a pot on the fire, and pour in some water.H4911H4912H4805H1004H559H559H136H3069H8239H5518H8239H3332H4325 4Fill it with choice pieces of meat—the rump and the shoulder and all the most tender cuts.H622H5409H2896H5409H3409H3802H4390H4005H6106 5Use only the best sheep from the flock, and heap fuel on the fire beneath the pot. Bring the pot to a boil, and cook the bones along with the meat.H3947H4005H6629H1754H6106H7570H7571H1310H6106H8432 6“Now this is what the Sovereign Lord says. What sorrow awaits Jerusalem, the city of murderers! She is a cooking pot whose corruption can’t be cleaned out. Take the meat out in random order, for no piece is better than another.H559H136H3069H188H1818H5892H5518H2457H2457H3318H3318H5409H5409H1486H5307 7For the blood of her murders is splashed on the rocks. It isn’t even spilled on the ground, where the dust could cover it!H1818H8432H7760H6706H5553H8210H776H3680H6083 8So I will splash her blood on a rock for all to see, an expression of my anger and vengeance against her.H2534H5927H5358H5359H5414H1818H6706H5553H3680 9“This is what the Sovereign Lord says. What sorrow awaits Jerusalem, the city of murderers! I myself will pile up the fuel beneath her.H559H136H3069H188H1818H5892H4071H1431 10Yes, heap on the wood! Let the fire roar to make the pot boil. Cook the meat with many spices, and afterward burn the bones.H7235H6086H1814H784H8552H1320H7543H4841H6106H2787 11Now set the empty pot on the coals. Heat it red hot! Burn away the filth and corruption.H5975H7386H1513H5178H3179H2787H2932H5413H8432H2457H8552 12But it’s hopeless; the corruption can’t be cleaned out. So throw it into the fire.H3811H8383H7227H2457H3318H2457H784 13Your impurity is your lewdness and the corruption of your idolatry. I tried to cleanse you, but you refused. So now you will remain in your filth until my fury against you has been satisfied.H2932H2154H2891H2891H2891H2932H2534H5117 14“I, the Lord, have spoken! The time has come, and I won’t hold back. I will not change my mind, and I will have no pity on you. You will be judged on the basis of all your wicked actions, says the Sovereign Lord.”H3068H1696H935H6213H6544H2347H5162H1870H5949H8199H5002H136H3069

The Death of Ezekiel’s Wife

15Then this message came to me from the Lord:H1697H3068H559 16“Son of man, with one blow I will take away your dearest treasure. Yet you must not show any sorrow at her death. Do not weep; let there be no tears.H1121H120H3947H4261H5869H4046H5594H1058H1832H935 17Groan silently, but let there be no wailing at her grave. Do not uncover your head or take off your sandals. Do not perform the usual rituals of mourning or accept any food brought to you by consoling friends.”H1826H602H6213H60H4191H2280H6287H7760H5275H7272H5844H8222H398H3899H582 18So I proclaimed this to the people the next morning, and in the evening my wife died. The next morning I did everything I had been told to do.H1696H5971H1242H6153H802H4191H6213H1242H6680 19Then the people asked, “What does all this mean? What are you trying to tell us?”H5971H559H5046H6213 20So I said to them, “A message came to me from the Lord,H559H1697H3068H559 21and I was told to give this message to the people of Israel. This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will defile my Temple, the source of your security and pride, the place your heart delights in. Your sons and daughters whom you left behind in Judea will be slaughtered by the sword.H559H1004H3478H559H136H3069H2490H4720H1347H5797H4261H5869H5315H4263H1121H1323H5800H5307H2719 22Then you will do as Ezekiel has done. You will not mourn in public or console yourselves by eating the food brought by friends.H6213H6213H5844H8222H398H3899H582 23Your heads will remain covered, and your sandals will not be taken off. You will not mourn or weep, but you will waste away because of your sins. You will mourn privately for all the evil you have done.H6287H7218H5275H7272H5594H1058H4743H5771H5098H376H251 24Ezekiel is an example for you; you will do just as he has done. And when that time comes, you will know that I am the Lord.”H3168H4159H6213H6213H935H3045H136H3069 25Then the Lord said to me, “Son of man, on the day I take away their stronghold—their joy and glory, their heart’s desire, their dearest treasure—I will also take away their sons and daughters.H1121H120H3117H3947H4581H4885H8597H4261H5869H4853H5315H1121H1323 26And on that day a survivor from Jerusalem will come to you in Babylon and tell you what has happened.H6412H3117H935H2045H241 27And when he arrives, your voice will suddenly return so you can talk to him, and you will be a symbol for these people. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”H3117H6310H6605H6412H1696H481H4159H3045H3068


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