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Ezekiel 24 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Parable of the Boiling Pot

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:1 - And the word of the LORD came to me in the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the tenth of the month, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:2 - “Son of man, write the name of the day, this very day. The king of Babylon [fn]has laid siege to Jerusalem this very day.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:3 - “Speak a parable to the rebellious house and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord [fn]GOD,
“Put on the pot, put it on and also pour water in it;

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:4 - [fn]Put in it the pieces,
Every good piece, the thigh and the shoulder;
Fill it with choice bones.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:5 - “Take the choicest of the flock,
And also pile [fn]wood under [fn]the pot.
Make it boil vigorously.
Also seethe its bones in it.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:6 - ‘Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD,
“Woe to the bloody 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,
[fn]Without making a choice.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:7 - “For her blood is in her midst;
She placed it on the bare rock;
She did not pour it on the ground
To cover it with dust.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:8 - “That it may cause wrath to come up to take vengeance,
I have put her blood on the bare rock,
That it may not be covered.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:9 - ‘Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD,
“Woe to the bloody city!
I also will make the pile great.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:10 - “Heap on the wood, kindle the fire,
[fn]Boil the flesh well
And mix in the spices,
And let the bones be burned.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:11 - “Then set it empty on its coals
So that it may be hot
And its bronze may [fn]glow
And its filthiness may be melted in it,
Its rust consumed.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:12 - “She has wearied Me with toil,
Yet her great rust has not gone from her;
Let her rust be in the fire!

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:13 - “In your filthiness is lewdness.
Because I would have cleansed you,
Yet you are not clean,
You will not be cleansed from your filthiness again
Until I have [fn]spent My wrath on you.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:14 - “I, the LORD, have spoken; it is coming and I will act. I will not relent, and I will not pity and I will not be sorry; according to your ways and according to your deeds [fn]I will judge you,” declares the Lord GOD.’”

Death of Ezekiel's Wife Is a Sign

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:15 - And the word of the LORD came to me saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:16 - “Son of man, behold, I am about to take from you the desire of your eyes with a blow; but you shall not mourn and you shall not weep, and your tears shall not come.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:17 - “Groan silently; make no mourning for the dead. Bind on your turban and put your shoes on your feet, and do not cover your mustache and do not eat the bread of men.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:18 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:19 - The people said to me, “Will you not tell us what these things that you are doing mean for us?”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:20 - Then I said to them, “The word of the LORD came to me saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:21 - ‘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 of your eyes and the delight of your soul; and your sons and your daughters whom you have left behind will fall by the sword.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:22 - ‘You will do as I have done; you will not cover your mustache and you will not eat the bread of men.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:23 - ‘Your turbans will be on your heads and your shoes on your feet. You will not mourn and you will not weep, but you will rot away in your iniquities and you will groan [fn]to one another.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:24 - ‘Thus Ezekiel will be a sign 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.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:25 - ‘As for you, son of man, will it not be on the day when I take from them their stronghold, the joy of their [fn]pride, the desire of their eyes and [fn]their heart’s delight, their sons and their daughters,

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:26 - that on that day he who escapes will come to you with information for your ears?

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:27 - ‘On that day your mouth 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.’”
NASB Footnotes
Literally: leaned on
Hebrew: YHWH, usually rendered LORD, and so throughout the chapter
Literally: Gather her pieces
Literally: bones
Literally: it
Literally: No lot has fallen on it
Literally: Complete
Literally: become hot
Literally: caused to rest
So with several ancient mss and versions; M.T. they
Literally: a man to his brother
Or, beauty
Literally: the lifting up of their soul

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