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Passage Lookup: Ezekiel 24

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Ezekiel 24:1
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Jerusalem as a Cooking Pot

In the ninth year, in the tenth month on the tenth day, the word of the Lord came to me:(a)
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Ezekiel 24:2
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"Son of man, record(b) this date, this very date, because the king of Babylon has laid siege to Jerusalem this very day.(c)
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Ezekiel 24:3
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Tell this rebellious people(d) a parable(e) and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: "‘Put on the cooking pot;(f) put it on and pour water into it.
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Ezekiel 24:4
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Put into it the pieces of meat, all the choice pieces—the leg and the shoulder. Fill it with the best of these bones;(g)
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Ezekiel 24:5
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take the pick of the flock.(h) Pile wood beneath it for the bones; bring it to a boil and cook the bones in it.(i)
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Ezekiel 24:6
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"‘For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: "‘Woe(j) to the city of bloodshed,(k) to the pot now encrusted, whose deposit will not go away! Take the meat out piece by piece in whatever order(l) it comes.(m)
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Ezekiel 24:7
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"‘For the blood she shed is in her midst: She poured it on the bare rock; she did not pour it on the ground, where the dust would cover it.(n)
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Ezekiel 24:8
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To stir up wrath and take revenge I put her blood on the bare rock, so that it would not be covered.
Ezekiel 24:9
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"‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: "‘Woe to the city of bloodshed! I, too, will pile the wood high.
Ezekiel 24:10
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So heap on the wood and kindle the fire. Cook the meat well, mixing in the spices; and let the bones be charred.
Ezekiel 24:11
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Then set the empty pot on the coals till it becomes hot and its copper glows, so that its impurities may be melted and its deposit burned away.(o)
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Ezekiel 24:12
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It has frustrated all efforts; its heavy deposit has not been removed, not even by fire.
Ezekiel 24:13
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"‘Now your impurity is lewdness. Because I tried to cleanse you but you would not be cleansed(p) from your impurity, you will not be clean again until my wrath against you has subsided.(q)
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Ezekiel 24:14
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"‘I the Lord have spoken.(r) The time has come for me to act.(s) I will not hold back; I will not have pity,(t) nor will I relent.(u) You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions,(v) declares the Sovereign Lord .(w)'"
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Ezekiel 24:15
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The word of the Lord came to me:
Ezekiel 24:16
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"Son of man, with one blow(x) I am about to take away from you the delight of your eyes.(y) Yet do not lament or weep or shed any tears.(z)
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Ezekiel 24:17
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Groan quietly;(aa) do not mourn for the dead. Keep your turban(ab) fastened and your sandals(ac) on your feet; do not cover your mustache and beard(ad) or eat the customary food of mourners.(ae)"
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Ezekiel 24:18
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So I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my wife died. The next morning I did as I had been commanded.(af)
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Ezekiel 24:19
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Then the people asked me, "Won't you tell us what these things have to do with us?(ag) Why are you acting like this?"
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Ezekiel 24:20
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So I said to them, "The word of the Lord came to me:
Ezekiel 24:21
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Say to the people of Israel, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am about to desecrate my sanctuary(ah)—the stronghold in which you take pride,(ai) the delight of your eyes,(aj) the object of your affection. The sons and daughters(ak) you left behind will fall by the sword.(al)
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Ezekiel 24:22
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And you will do as I have done. You will not cover your mustache and beard(am) or eat the customary food of mourners.(an)
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Ezekiel 24:23
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You will keep your turbans(ao) on your heads and your sandals(ap) on your feet. You will not mourn(aq) or weep but will waste away(ar) because of[a] your sins and groan among yourselves.(as)
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Ezekiel 24:24
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Ezekiel(at) will be a sign(au) to you; you will do just as he has done. When this happens, you will know that I am the Sovereign Lord .'
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Ezekiel 24:25
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"And you, son of man, on the day I take away their stronghold, their joy and glory, the delight of their eyes,(av) their heart's desire,(aw) and their sons and daughters(ax) as well—
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Ezekiel 24:26
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on that day a fugitive will come to tell you(ay) the news.
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Ezekiel 24:27
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At that time your mouth will be opened; you will speak with him and will no longer be silent.(az) So you will be a sign to them, and they will know that I am the Lord .(ba)"
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