Under the parable of a boiling pot,
Ezekiel 24:1 In the nynth yeare, in þe tenth moneth, the tenth daye of the moneth, came the worde of the Lord vnto me, sayenge. Ezekiel 24:2 O thou sonne of man, wryte vp the name of thys daye, yee, euen the houre of this present daye: when the kyng of Babylon sett hym selfe against Ierusalem. Ezekiel 24:3 Shew that obstinate housholde a parable, and speake vnto them: Thus sayeth the Lorde God: Gett the a potte, sett it on, and powre water into it: Ezekiel 24:4 put all þe peces together in it, all the good peces: the loyne & the shulder, and fyl it with the best bones. Ezekiel 24:5 Take one of the best shepe, & an heape of bones withall: let it boyle well, & lett the bones sethe well therin.
is shewed the irrevocable destruction of Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 24:6 With that sayde the Lorde God on thys maner. Wo be vnto the bloudy cytie of the pot, wherupon the rustynes hangeth, & is not yet scoured awaye. Take out the peces that are in it, one after another: there neade not lottes be cast therfore, Ezekiel 24:7 for the bloude is yet in it. Upon a playne drye stone hath she powred it, & not vpon the grounde, þt it myght be couered wt dust. Ezekiel 24:8 And therfore haue I letten her powre her bloude vpon a playne drye stony rocke, because it shulde not be hyd, and þt I myght brynge my wrothfull indignacyon & vengeaunce vpon her. Ezekiel 24:9 Wherfore, thus sayth the Lord God: O, wo be vnto þe bloud thurstye cyte, for whom euen I my selfe will make a grett fyre and sett moche woode, Ezekiel 24:10 and kyndell the fyre and seath the fleashe, and spice the pott, so that the very bones shall be brent. Ezekiel 24:11 Moreouer I will sett the pott empty vpon the coles, so þt his metall shall be brent & molten also for heate, & þe fylthynes of yt shall be molten in yt, & þe drosse of yt shal be consumed. Ezekiel 24:12 Thou tokest great payne thys to defyle thy selfe. And yt will not be purged from þe exceadinge drosse in yt: but thorow fyre shall þe drosse of yt be puryfyed. Ezekiel 24:13 In thy fylthynes euen in thy myscheuous dedes, þu dost contynue & because thy fylthynesse is abhominable, for I haue clensed the, but thou art not clensed. Thou shalt not be pourged from thyne vnclennesse, tyll I haue powred my wrothful indygnacion vpon þe. Ezekiel 24:14 Euen I þe Lorde haue so deuysed. Yee, it is come therto all redy, þt I wyll do it. I will not go backe, I will not spare, I will not be intreated: but accordinge to thy wayes & ymaginacions, þu shalt be punyshed, sayeth 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, saieng: Ezekiel 24:16 Thou sonne of man, beholde, I will take awaye þe pleasure of thyne eyes wt a plage: yet shalt thou nether mourne, ner wepe, ner water thy chekes therfore: Ezekiel 24:17 þu mayest mourne by thy self alone, but vse no deadly lamentacion. Holde on thy bonet, and put on thy shoes vpon thy fete, couer not thy face, & eat no mourners bread. Ezekiel 24:18 So I spake vnto þe people by times in þe mornyng, & at euen my wyfe dyed: then vpon þe next morowe, I dyd as I was commaunded.
is shewed the calamity of the Jews to be beyond all sorrow.
Ezekiel 24:19 And þe people sayd vnto me, wilt þu not tell vs what thys signifyeth towarde vs, for this þu doest for our sake. Ezekiel 24:20 I answered them, þe worde of þe Lorde came vnto me sayeng: Ezekiel 24:21 Tell þe house of Israell, thus sayeth the Lorde God: beholde, I will suspende my sanctuary: euen the glory of your power, þe pleasure of your eyes, and the thing that ye loue: your sonnes and daughters whom ye haue left, shal fall thorow the swearde. Ezekiel 24:22 Lyke as I haue done, so shall ye do also: Ye shall not hyde your faces, ye shall eate no mourners bread: Ezekiel 24:23 your bonnettes shall ye haue vpon your heades, & shoes vpon your fete. Ye shall nether mourne ner wepe, but, in your synnes ye shalbe sorowfull, & one repente with another. Ezekiel 24:24 Thus Ezechiel is your shew token. For loke as he hath done, so (when this commeth) ye shall do also: that ye maye lerne to knowe, þt I am þe Lorde God. Ezekiel 24:25 But beholde, O thou sonne of man: In the daye when I take from them theyr power, theyr ioye & honour, the lust of theyr eyes, the burthen of theyr lyfes: namely, theyr sonnes and daughters, shall not this be knowen? Ezekiel 24:26 Then shall there one escape, and come vnto þe, for to shew the. Ezekiel 24:27 In þt daye shall thy mouth be opened to him, which is escaped, þt thou mayest speake, and be nomore domme. Yee, and thou shalt be theyr shewtoken that they maye knowe, howe that I am þe Lord.