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Ezekiel 24

Book of Ezekiel - Chapter 24

Ezekiel 24:1

Again, in the ninth year, in the tenth month, in the tenth [day] of the month, the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Ezekiel 24:2

Son of man, write the name of the day, [even] of this same day: the king of Babylon drew close to Jerusalem this same day.

Ezekiel 24:3

Utter a parable to the rebellious house, and tell them, Thus says the Lord the LORD, Set on the caldron, set it on, and also pour water into it:

Ezekiel 24:4

gather its pieces into it, even every good piece, the thigh, and the shoulder; fill it with the choice bones.

Ezekiel 24:5

Take the choice of the flock, and also a pile [of wood] for the bones under [the caldron]; make it boil well; yes, let its bones be boiled in its midst.

Ezekiel 24:6

Therefore thus says the Lord the LORD: Woe to the bloody city, to the caldron whose rust is therein, and whose rust is not gone out of it! take out of it piece after piece; No lot is fallen on it.

Ezekiel 24:7

For her blood is in the midst of her; she set it on the bare rock; she didn't pour it on the ground, to cover it with dust.

Ezekiel 24:8

That it may cause wrath to come up to take vengeance, I have set her blood on the bare rock, that it should not be covered.

Ezekiel 24:9

Therefore thus says the Lord the LORD: Woe to the bloody city! I also will make the pile great.

Ezekiel 24:10

Heap on the wood, make the fire hot, boil well the flesh, and make thick the broth, and let the bones be burned.

Ezekiel 24:11

Then set it empty on its coals, that it may be hot, and its brass may burn, and that its filthiness may be molten in it, that its rust may be consumed.

Ezekiel 24:12

She has wearied [herself] with toil; yet her great rust doesn't go forth out of her; her rust doesn't [go forth] by fire.

Ezekiel 24:13

In your filthiness is lewdness: because I have cleansed you and you weren't cleansed, you shall not be cleansed from your filthiness any more, until I have caused my wrath toward you to rest.

Ezekiel 24:14

I, the LORD, have spoken it: it shall happen, and I will do it: I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent; according to your ways, and according to your doings, shall they judge you, says the Lord the LORD.

Ezekiel 24:15

Also the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Ezekiel 24:16

Son of man, behold, I will take away from you the desire of your eyes with a stroke: yet you shall neither mourn nor weep, neither shall your tears run down.

Ezekiel 24:17

Sigh, but not aloud, make no mourning for the dead; bind your headdress on you, and put your shoes on your feet, and don't cover your lips, and don't eat men's bread.

Ezekiel 24:18

So I spoke to the people in the morning; and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

Ezekiel 24:19

The people said to me, Won't you tell us what these things are to us, that you do so?

Ezekiel 24:20

Then I said to them, The word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Ezekiel 24:21

Speak to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord the LORD: Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the pride of your power, the desire of your eyes, and that which your soul pities; and your sons and your daughters whom you have left behind shall fall by the sword.

Ezekiel 24:22

You shall do as I have done: you shall not cover your lips, nor eat the bread of men.

Ezekiel 24:23

Your tires shall be on your heads, and your shoes on your feet: you shall not mourn nor weep; but you shall pine away in your iniquities, and moan one toward another.

Ezekiel 24:24

Thus Ezekiel shall be a sign to you; according to all that he has done, you will do. When this comes, then you will know that I am the Lord the LORD.

Ezekiel 24:25

You, son of man, shall it not be in the day when I take from them their strength, the joy of their glory, the desire of their eyes, and that whereupon they set their heart, their sons and their daughters,

Ezekiel 24:26

that in that day he who escapes shall come to you, to cause you to hear it with your ears?

Ezekiel 24:27

In that day your mouth will be opened to him who has escaped, and you shall speak, and be no more mute: so you will be a sign to them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.