Under the parable of a boiling pot,
Ezekiel 24:1 And the word of Yahweh came unto me, in the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the tenth of the month, saying: Ezekiel 24:2 Son of man, Write thee the name of the day, this selfsame day,the king of Babylon cast, himself against Jerusalem, on this selfsame day. Ezekiel 24:3 Put thou forth, therefore, against the perverse house, a parable, and say unto them, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh: Set on the caldron, set it on, Moreover also, pour into it water: Ezekiel 24:4 Gather the pieces thereof into it, Every good piece, thigh and shoulder,With the choice of the bones, fill it: Ezekiel 24:5 Take, of the choice of the rock, Moreover also, a pile of bones [place] under it,Boil the pieces thereof, Yea, let the bones of it seethe, in the midst thereof.
is shewed the irrevocable destruction of Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 24:6 Wherefore, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Woe! city of bloodshed. The caldron whose scum is in it, and, whose scum, hath not gone out of it: Piece by piece, bring it out, There hath fallen thereon no lot. Ezekiel 24:7 For, her own blood, hath come to be, in her midst, Upon the smooth face of the cliff, hath she set it,She hath not poured it out on the earth, that she might cover it with dust. Ezekiel 24:8 To bring up indignation, to execute an avenging, have I set her blood upon the smooth face of the cliff,that it may not be covered. Ezekiel 24:9 Wherefore, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Woe! city of bloodshed,Even I myself, will make large the pile. Ezekiel 24:10 Heap on the wood, Kindle the fire, Consume the flesh, Yea season with spice, And let the bones be scorched. Ezekiel 24:11 Then set it upon the live coals thereof, empty,that the copper of it, may be scorched and burn, So that the impurity thereof, may be annihilated within it, The scum thereof, be consumed. Ezekiel 24:12 With toils, hath she wearied herself,Since her abundant scum will not go out of her, into the fire, with her scum! Ezekiel 24:13 In thine uncleanness, is lewdness; because I purified thee. and thou wast not purified, from thine uncleanness, thou shalt not be purified any more, until I have let mine indignation rest upon thee. Ezekiel 24:14 I, Yahweh, have spoken, It cometh, and I will perform, I will not let alone, neither will I shield, Nor will I repent,According to thy ways and according to thy doings, have they judged thee, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh.
By the sign of Ezekiel not mourning for the death of his wife,
Ezekiel 24:15 And the word of Yahweh came unto me, saying: Ezekiel 24:16 Son of Man, Behold me! taking away from thee the delight of thine eyes, with a stroke,But thou shall not lament, Neither shalt thou weep, Neither shall comethy tears: Ezekiel 24:17 To groan, forbear, Over the deadno mourning, shalt thou make, Thy chaplet, bind thou on thee, And, thy sandals, put thou on thy feet, And thou shalt not cover thy beard, And, the bread of [other] men, shalt thou not eat. Ezekiel 24:18 So I spake unto the people, in the morning, and my wife died, in the evening,and I did, in the morning, as I had been commanded.
is shewed the calamity of the Jews to be beyond all sorrow.
Ezekiel 24:19 Then said the people unto me: Wilt thou not tell us what these things are to us, that thou shouldst be acting [thus]? Ezekiel 24:20 So I said unto them: The word of Yahweh, hath come unto me, saying: Ezekiel 24:21 Say to the house of Israel, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Behold me! profaning my sanctuary, The pride of your strength, The delight of your eyes, And the object of the tender regard of your soul,And, your sons and your daughters whom ye have left behind, by the sword, shall fall. Ezekiel 24:22 Then shall ye do, as I have done,The beard, shall ye not cover, And, the bread of [other] men, shall ye not eat; Ezekiel 24:23 And, your chaplets, shall be on your heads, And, your sandals, on your feet, Ye shall neither lament, nor weep,Yet shall ye pine away in your iniquities, and shall groan, one to another. Ezekiel 24:24 So shall, Ezekiel, become, to you, a wonder, According to all that he hath done, shall ye do: When it cometh, then shall ye know, that, I, am The Lord, Yahweh. Ezekiel 24:25 Thou, therefore, Son of man, Shall it not beIn the day when I take away from them, Their strength, The joy of their adorning,The delight of their eyes, And the desire of their soul, Their sons and their daughters. Ezekiel 24:26 That, in that day, one that hath escaped shall come in unto thee,to cause thee to hear it with thine own ears? Ezekiel 24:27 That, in that day, thy mouth shall be opened, unto him that hath escaped, And thou shalt speak, and not be dumb any longer? So shalt thou become to them a wonder, And they shall know, that, I, am Yahweh.