The Boiling Pot and the Death of Ezekiel’s Wife

1 And the word of Yahweh {came} to me in the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the tenth [day] of the month, {saying},

References for Ezekiel 24:1

    • a 24:1 - Literally "was"
    • b 24:1 - Literally "to say"
      2 "Son of man, write for yourself the name of the day, {this very day}. The king of Babylon laid siege to Jerusalem on exactly this day!

      References for Ezekiel 24:2

        • c 24:2 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
        • d 24:2 - Literally "exactly the day the this"
          3 And {deliver a proverb} to {the rebellious house}, and you must say to them, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Place the pot! Place [it] and also pour water into it.

          References for Ezekiel 24:3

            • e 24:3 - Literally "quote a proverb"; "proverb a proverb"
            • f 24:3 - Literally "the house of rebellion"
              4 Gather its pieces to it, every good piece, thigh and shoulder, fill it [with] choice bones;
              5 take the choicest of the flock, and also pile the bones under it; {boil it vigorously}; indeed, its bones boiled in the midst of it." '"

              References for Ezekiel 24:5

                • g 24:5 - Or possibly "logs"; the difference is one letter in Hebrew
                • h 24:5 - Literally "boil its boiling"
                • i 24:5 - Or "also"
                  6 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Woe [to] the city of bloodguilt! A pot that [has] its rust in it; {its rust did not go out from it}. Bring it out {piece by piece}; {one is as good as another}.

                  References for Ezekiel 24:6

                    • j 24:6 - Literally "rust her not went forth from her"
                    • k 24:6 - Literally "according to its pieces"
                    • l 24:6 - Literally "no lot has fallen on it"
                      7 For her blood was in the midst of her; {she put it on a bare rock}; she [did] not pour it on the ground to cover it [with] dust.

                      References for Ezekiel 24:7

                        • m 24:7 - Literally "on barrenness of [a] rock she put it"
                        • n 24:7 - Or "earth" or "dirt"
                          8 To stir up rage, to avenge myself [through] vengeance, I placed its blood on [the] barrenness of a rock, {so that it may not be covered}."

                          References for Ezekiel 24:8

                            • o 24:8 - Literally "so [as] not to be covered"
                              9 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Woe [to] the city of bloodguilt! I, even I, will make the pile of wood great!
                              10 Pile up the logs; kindle the fire; finish [cooking] the meat, and mix [in] the spices, and let the bones be burned.

                              References for Ezekiel 24:10

                                  11 And {make it stand} empty upon its burning coals so that it may become hot, and its copper may become molten and be melted in the midst of it, [so that] its uncleanness and its rust be consumed.

                                  References for Ezekiel 24:11

                                    • q 24:11 - Literally "cause it to stand"
                                    • r 24:11 - Literally "her"
                                      12 [Through] effort she has caused weariness; {its thick rust} went not [out of] it. Its rust! Into [the] fire [with] its rust!

                                      References for Ezekiel 24:12

                                        • s 24:12 - Literally "the abundance of its rust"
                                          13 In your uncleanness [is] obscene conduct, because I cleansed you, but you were not clean from your uncleanness; you will not be clean again until {I fully vent my rage} on you.

                                          References for Ezekiel 24:13

                                            • t 24:13 - Literally "until causing rest I to my rage"
                                              14 I, Yahweh, I have spoken. [It is] coming, and I did [it]; I will not disregard, and I will not take pity, and I will not reconsider. According to your ways and according to your deeds they will judge you!" {declares} the Lord Yahweh.

                                              References for Ezekiel 24:14

                                                • u 24:14 - Or "I will judge"
                                                • v 24:14 - Literally "declaration of"
                                                  15 And the word of Yahweh {came} to me, {saying},

                                                  References for Ezekiel 24:15

                                                    • w 24:15 - Literally "was"
                                                    • x 24:15 - Literally "to say"
                                                      16 "Son of man, look! I [am] taking from you what is pleasing to your eyes with a plague, but you shall not mourn, and you shall not weep, and your tears shall not run down.

                                                      References for Ezekiel 24:16

                                                        • y 24:16 - Literally "to say"
                                                        • z 24:16 - Or "blow"
                                                          17 Sigh in silence [for the] dead; you shall not make a mourning ceremony. Bind your turban on you, and you must put your sandals on your feet. You must not cover your [upper] lip, and the bread of {mourners} you shall not eat."

                                                          References for Ezekiel 24:17

                                                            • { 24:17 - Or "your mustache" (NASB)
                                                            • | 24:17 - Literally "men"
                                                              18 And I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening, and I did in the morning {just as} I was commanded.

                                                              References for Ezekiel 24:18

                                                                • } 24:18 - Literally "as that"
                                                                  19 And the people said to me, "Will you not make known to us what these [things] that you are doing [mean] for us?"
                                                                  20 And I said to them that the word of Yahweh {came} to me, {saying},

                                                                  References for Ezekiel 24:20

                                                                    • ~ 24:20 - Literally "was"
                                                                    •  24:20 - Literally "to say"
                                                                      21 "Say to the house of Israel, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Look! I [will be] profaning my sanctuary, the pride of your strength [and] the delight of your eyes and the object of your own affection; and your sons and your daughters whom you left behind will fall by the sword,

                                                                      References for Ezekiel 24:21

                                                                        • € 24:21 - Or "souls'," or "selves'"
                                                                          22 and you shall do {just as} I did: You shall not cover your [upper] lip, and you shall not eat [the] bread of {mourners}.

                                                                          References for Ezekiel 24:22

                                                                            •  24:22 - Literally "as that"
                                                                            • ‚ 24:22 - Or "mustache"
                                                                            • ƒ 24:22 - Literally "men"
                                                                              23 And your turban [must be] on your heads, and your sandals [must be] on your feet. You shall not mourn, and you shall not weep, but you shall waste away because of your iniquities, and you shall groan {to one another}.

                                                                              References for Ezekiel 24:23

                                                                                • „ 24:23 - Literally "a man to his brother"
                                                                                  24 And Ezekiel will be to you as a sign; {everything that he did} you shall do; and when it comes you will know that I [am] the Lord Yahweh.

                                                                                  References for Ezekiel 24:24

                                                                                    • … 24:24 - Literally "like all that he did"
                                                                                      25 "And you, son of man, [will it] not [be that] on the day {when I take from them} their stronghold, the joy of their glory, the delight of their eyes, and the longing of their inner self, their sons and daughters--

                                                                                      References for Ezekiel 24:25

                                                                                        • † 24:25 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
                                                                                        • ‡ 24:25 - Literally "on the day of to take me from them"
                                                                                        • ˆ 24:25 - Or "soul"
                                                                                          26 on that day a survivor will come to you {with the news}.

                                                                                          References for Ezekiel 24:26

                                                                                            • ‰ 24:26 - Literally "with a message for ears"
                                                                                              27 On that day your mouth shall be opened {at the arrival of the fugitive}, and you shall speak, and you shall not be silent [any] longer, and you shall be to them as a sign, and they will know that I am Yahweh."

                                                                                              References for Ezekiel 24:27

                                                                                                • Š 24:27 - Literally "with the fugitive"; or "to the one who has escaped" (NRSV; cf. NASB)