And the word of the LORDcame to me in the ninthyear, in the tenthmonth, on the tenth of the month, saying,
2"Son of man, write the name of the day, thisveryday. The king of Babylonahas 1laidsiege to Jerusalemthisveryday.
3"Speak a 2parable to the 3rebellioushouse and say to them, 'Thussays the LordbGOD, "Put on the 4pot, put it on and alsopourwater in it;
4c5Put in it the pieces, Everygoodpiece, the thigh and the shoulder; Fill it with choicebones.
5"Take the 6choicest of the flock, And alsopiledwoodunderethe pot. Make it boilvigorously. Alsoseethe its bones in it."
6'Therefore, thussays the LordGOD, "Woe to the 7bloodycity, To the pot in which there is rust And whose rust has not gone out of it! Take out of it piece after piece, fWithoutmaking a choice.
"For her blood is in her midst; She placed it on the barerock; She did not 8pour it on the ground To cover it with dust.
"That it may 9cause wrath to come up to takevengeance, I have put her blood on the barerock, That it may not be covered."
9'Therefore, thussays the LordGOD, "10Woe to the bloodycity! I also will make the pilegreat.
10"Heap on the wood, kindle the fire, gBoil the fleshwell And mix in the spices, And let the bones be burned.
"Then 11set it empty on its coalsSo that it may be hot And its bronze may hglow And its 12filthiness may be melted in it, Its rustconsumed.
"She has 13wearied Me with toil, Yet her greatrust has not gone from her; Let her rust be in the fire!
"In your filthiness is lewdness. Because I would have cleansed you, Yet you are 14not clean, You will not be cleansed from your filthinessagainUntil I have i15spent My wrath on you.
"I, the LORD, have spoken; it is 16coming and I will act. I will not relent, and I will not 17pity and I will not be sorry; 18according to your ways and according to your deedsjI will judge you," declares the LordGOD.' "