Under the parable of a boiling pot,
Ezekiel 24:1 In the ninth yere, in the tenth moneth, the tenth day of the moneth, came the worde of the Lorde vnto me, saying: Ezekiel 24:2 O thou sonne of man, write the name of this day, yea euen of this present day: for the kyng of Babylon set hym selfe agaynst Hierusalem this selfe same day. Ezekiel 24:3 Shewe the rebellious house a parable, and speake vnto them, thus saith the Lorde God: Prepare a pot, set it on, and powre water into it. Ezekiel 24:4 Gather the peeces therof into it, euery good peece, the thygh and the shoulder, & fyll it with the chiefe bones. Ezekiel 24:5 Take one of the best sheepe, & a heape of bones vnder it: let it boyle well, and let the bones therof seeth well therin.
is shewed the irrevocable destruction of Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 24:6 With that sayde the Lorde God on this maner, Wo vnto the blooddy citie, to the pot whose scumme is therin, & whose scumme is not gone out of it: bryng it out peece by peece, let no lot fall vpon it. Ezekiel 24:7 For her blood is yet in it, vpon a hygh drye stone hath she powred it: and not vpon the grounde, that it myght be couered with dust. Ezekiel 24:8 That it might cause wrath to arise, and take vengeaunce: I haue set her blood vpon a high drye rocke, that it shoulde not be couered. Ezekiel 24:9 Wherefore thus sayth the Lorde God: O wo be vnto the bloodthirstie citie, for whom euen I my selfe wil make a great fire, Ezekiel 24:10 And set much wood, and kindle the fire, and seeth the fleshe, & spice the pot, so that the very bones shalbe brent. Ezekiel 24:11 Moreouer, I will set the pot emptie vpo the coales, so that the brasse thereof may be hot and burnt, and the filthynesse of it may be molten in it, and the scum of it shalbe consumed. Ezekiel 24:12 She hath weeried her selfe with labour, yet her great scum is not gone of her, in the fire her scum [must be consumed.] Ezekiel 24:13 In thy filthynesse is wickednesse: because I would haue purged thee, and thou wast not purged, from thy filthynesse thou shalt not be purged any more, till I haue caused myne indignation to rest in thee. Ezekiel 24:14 Euen I the Lorde haue spoken it: yea it is come therto all redy that I will do it, I will not go backe, I will not spare, I will not repent: but according to thy wayes and imaginations shall they iudge thee, sayth the Lorde God.
By the sign of Ezekiel not mourning for the death of his wife,
Ezekiel 24:15 And the worde of the Lord came vnto me, saying: Ezekiel 24:16 Thou sonne of man, behold I wil take away from thee the pleasure of thyne eyes with a plague, yet shalt thou neither mourne nor weepe, neither shal thy teares run downe. Ezekiel 24:17 Mourne in scilens, make no mourning of the dead, bynde the tyre of thy head vpon thee, and put on thy shoes vpon thy feete, couer not thy lippes, and eate no mans bread. Ezekiel 24:18 So I spake vnto the people betymes in the morning, & at euen my wife dyed: then vpon the next morowe I dyd as I was commaunded.
is shewed the calamity of the Jews to be beyond all sorrow.
Ezekiel 24:19 And the people sayd vnto me: Wilt thou not tell vs what this signifieth towarde vs, that thou doest so? Ezekiel 24:20 I aunswered them, The word of the Lorde came vnto me, saying: Ezekiel 24:21 Tell the house of Israel, thus sayth the Lorde God: Beholde, I will pollute my sanctuarie, euen the glorie of your power, the pleasure of your eyes, and your heartes delite: & your sonnes and daughters whom ye haue left, shall fall through the sworde. Ezekiel 24:22 Like as I haue done, so shall ye do also: ye shall not couer your lippes, ye shall eate no mans bread. Ezekiel 24:23 And your tire [shalbe] vpon your heades, and your shoes vpon your feete: ye shall neither mourne nor weepe, but ye shall pyne away in your iniquities, & mourne one towardes another. Ezekiel 24:24 Thus Ezechiel is your shewtoken, according to all that he hath done, ye shall do: when it commeth, then ye shal know that I am the Lorde God. Ezekiel 24:25 Also thou sonne of man, shall it not be in the day when I take from the their power, the ioy of their honour, the pleasure of their eyes, and the lifting vp of their soules, their sonnes & their daughters, Ezekiel 24:26 In that day shall come one that is escaped, vnto thee, [and bring it] to the hearing of [thyne] eares? Ezekiel 24:27 In that day shall thy mouth be opened to him which is escaped, that thou mayst speake & be no more dumbe: yea thou shalt be their shewtoken, that they may knowe how that I am the Lorde.