Under the parable of a boiling pot,
Ezekiel 24:1 Againe in the ninth yeere, in the tenth moneth, in the tenth [day] of the moneth, the word of the LORD came vnto me, saying; Ezekiel 24:2 Sonne of man, Write thee the name of the day, [euen] of this same day: the king of Babylon set himselfe against Ierusalem this same day. Ezekiel 24:3 And vtter a parable vnto the rebellious house, and say vnto them, Thus sayth the Lord GOD, Set on a pot, set [it] on, and also powre water into it. Ezekiel 24:4 Gather the pieces thereof into it, [euen] euery good piece, the thigh, and the shoulder; fill it with the choice bones. Ezekiel 24:5 Take the choice of the flocke, and burne also the bones vnder it, [and] make it boyle well, and let him seethe the bones of it therein.
is shewed the irrevocable destruction of Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 24:6 Wherefore thus sayth the Lord GOD, Woe to the bloodie citie, to the pot whose scumme [is] therein, and whose scumme is not gone out of it; bring it out piece by piece, let no lot fall vpon it. Ezekiel 24:7 For her blood is in the middest of her: she set it vpon the toppe of a rocke, she powred it vpon the ground to couer it with dust: Ezekiel 24:8 That it might cause furie to come vp to take vengeance: I haue set her blood vpon the top of a rocke, that it should not be couered. Ezekiel 24:9 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody citie, I will euen make the pile for fire, great. Ezekiel 24:10 Heape on wood, kindle the fire, consume the flesh, and spice it well, and let the bones be burnt. Ezekiel 24:11 Then set it empty vpon the coales thereof, that the brasse of it may be hot and may burne, and that the filthinesse of it may be molten in it, that the scum of it may be consumed. Ezekiel 24:12 She hath wearied [herselfe] with lies, and her great scumme went not forth out of her: her scumme [shall be] in the fire. Ezekiel 24:13 In thy filthinesse [is] lewdnesse, because I haue purged thee, and thou wast not purged, thou shalt not be purged from thy filthinesse any more, till I haue caused my fury to rest vpon thee. Ezekiel 24:14 I the LORD haue spoken [it], it shall come to passe, and I will doe [it], I will not goe backe, neither will I spare, neither will I repent, according to thy wayes and according to thy doings, shall they iudge thee, saith the Lord GOD.
By the sign of Ezekiel not mourning for the death of his wife,
Ezekiel 24:15 Also the word of the LORD came vnto me, saying; Ezekiel 24:16 Sonne of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou mourne, nor weepe, neither shall thy teares runne downe. Ezekiel 24:17 Forbeare to crie, make no mourning for the dead, bind the tire of thine head vpon thee, and put on thy shooes vpon thy feete, and couer not thy lips, and eate not the bread of men. Ezekiel 24:18 So I spake vnto the people in the morning, and at euen my wife died, and I did in the morning as I was commanded.
is shewed the calamity of the Jews to be beyond all sorrow.
Ezekiel 24:19 And the people said vnto me; Wilt thou not tell vs what these things [are] to vs, that thou doest [so]? Ezekiel 24:20 Then I answered them, The word of the LORD came vnto me, saying; Ezekiel 24:21 Speake vnto the house of Israel; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will prophane my sanctuarie, the excellencie of your strength, the desire of your eyes, and that which your soule pitieth; and your sonnes and your daughters, whom yee haue left, shall fall by the sword. Ezekiel 24:22 And yee shall doe as I haue done: yee shall not couer your lips, nor eate the bread of men. Ezekiel 24:23 And your tires [shall be] vpon your heads, and your shooes vpon your feet: yee shall not mourne nor weepe, but yee shall pine away for your iniquities, and mourne one towards an other. Ezekiel 24:24 Thus Ezekiel is vnto you a signe: according to all that he hath done, shall yee doe: and when this commeth, yee shall know that I [am] the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 24:25 Also thou sonne of man, [shall it] not [be] in the day when I take from them their strength, the ioy of their glorie, the desire of their eyes, and that whereupon they set their minds, their sonnes and their daughters; Ezekiel 24:26 That he that escapeth in that day, shall come vnto thee, to cause [thee] to heare it with [thine] eares? Ezekiel 24:27 In that day shall thy mouth be opened to him which is escaped, and thou shalt speake & be no more dumbe, and thou shalt be a signe vnto them, and they shall know that I [am] the LORD.