On the tenth day of the tenth month in the ninth year, the LORD spoke his word to me. He said,
"Son of man, write down today's date. The king of Babylon has surrounded Jerusalem this very day.
Tell these rebellious people a story. Tell them, 'This is what the Almighty LORD says: Put the pot on the fire; put it on. Pour water in it.
Cut the meat into pieces, all the best pieces, the thigh and shoulder. Fill the pot with the meatiest bones
selected from the best sheep. Pile wood under the pot. Bring the mixture in the pot to a boil. Cook the bones that are in it well.
"'This is what the Almighty LORD says: How horrible it will be for that city of murderers, for that tarnished pot. Its tarnish will not come off. Empty the meat out of it piece by piece without choosing any particular piece.