In the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me:
Mortal, write down the name of this day, this very day. The king of Babylon has laid siege to Jerusalem this very day.
And utter an allegory to the rebellious house and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Set on the pot, set it on, pour in water also;
put in it the pieces, all the good pieces, the thigh and the shoulder; fill it with choice bones.
Take the choicest one of the flock, pile the logs a under it; boil its pieces, b seethe c also its bones in it.
Therefore thus says the Lord God: Woe to the bloody city, the pot whose rust is in it, whose rust has not gone out of it! Empty it piece by piece, making no choice at all. d
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