The word of ADONAI came to me on the tenth day of the tenth month of the ninth year:
"Human being, write down today's date; because on this very day the king of Bavel has begun his attack on Yerushalayim.
And tell this allegory to these rebels; say that Adonai ELOHIM says: 'Put a pot on the fire; put it there, pour water in it;
Put in it pieces of meat, all the best parts - the thigh, the shoulder; fill it with the choicest cuts,
taken from the pick of the flock, and pile the bones underneath. Bring it to a rolling boil, till it's all cooked, even the bones.'
"Therefore Adonai ELOHIM says: 'Woe to the city drenched with blood, to the pot whose scum is in it, and whose scum has not been removed. Empty it piece by piece, without troubling to draw lots.