In the ninth year, in the tenth month on the tenth day, the word of the LORD came to me:
“Son of man, record this date, this very date, because the king of Babylon has laid siege to Jerusalem this very day.
Tell this rebellious people a parable and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: “ ‘Put on the cooking pot; put it on and pour water into it.
Put into it the pieces of meat, all the choice pieces—the leg and the shoulder. Fill it with the best of these bones;
take the pick of the flock. Pile wood beneath it for the bones; bring it to a boil and cook the bones in it.
“ ‘For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “ ‘Woe to the city of bloodshed, to the pot now encrusted, whose deposit will not go away! Take the meat out piece by piece in whatever order it comes.