Ezekiel 24:1-7 NLT

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

References for Ezekiel 24:1

    • { 24:1 - Hebrew <I>On the tenth day of the tenth month,</I> of the Hebrew calendar. This event occurred on January 15, 588 <MS>B.C.</I>; 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 show these rebels an illustration; give them a message from the Sovereign LORD. Put a pot of water on the fire to boil.
      4 Fill it with choice 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 LORD says: Destruction is certain for Jerusalem, the city of murderers! She is a pot filled with corruption. So take the meat out chunk by chunk in whatever order it comes,
      7 for her wickedness is evident to all. She murders boldly, leaving blood on the rocks for all to see. She doesn't even try to cover it!