Ezekiel 24:1-6 NLT

1 On January 15,a during the ninth year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity, this message came to me from the :

References for Ezekiel 24:1

    • 24:1 - Hebrew On the tenth day of the tenth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. This event occurred on January 15, 588; also see note on 1:1 .
      2 “Son of man, write down today’s date, because on this very day the king of Babylon is beginning his attack against Jerusalem.
      3 Then give these rebels an illustration with this message from the Sovereign : “Put a pot on the fire, and pour in some water.
      4 Fill it with choice pieces of meat— the rump and the shoulder and all the most tender cuts.
      5 Use only the best sheep from the flock, and heap fuel on the fire beneath the pot. Bring the pot to a boil, and cook the bones along with the meat.
      6 “Now this is what the Sovereign says: What sorrow awaits Jerusalem, the city of murderers! She is a cooking pot whose corruption can’t be cleaned out. Take the meat out in random order, for no piece is better than another.