15 God's Message came to me:
16 "Son of man, I'm about to take from you the delight of your life - a real blow, I know. But, please, no tears.
17 Keep your grief to yourself. No public mourning. Get dressed as usual and go about your work - none of the usual funeral rituals."
18 I preached to the people in the morning. That evening my wife died. The next morning I did as I'd been told.