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Ezekiel 24:1-14 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In the ninth year, on the tenth day of the tenth month, the LORD's word came to me: 1 In the ninth year, in the tenth month on the tenth day, the word of the LORD came to me:
2 Human one, write down today's date, because today the king of Babylon has set up camp at Jerusalem—today! 2 "Son of man, record this date, this very date, because the king of Babylon has laid siege to Jerusalem this very day.
3 Compose a parable for the rebels' household and say to them, The LORD God proclaims: Put on the pot, set it on, and fill it with water. 3 Tell this rebellious house a parable and say to them: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: " 'Put on the cooking pot; put it on and pour water into it.
4 Add meat to it, every good piece. With shoulder and thigh, the meatiest bones, fill it up. 4 Put into it the pieces of meat, all the choice pieces--the leg and the shoulder. Fill it with the best of these bones;
5 Take the flock's best animal; arrange the wood beneath it. Bring it to a rolling boil, and cook its bones in it. 5 take the pick of the flock. Pile wood beneath it for the bones; bring it to a boil and cook the bones in it.
6 The LORD God proclaims: Horror! You bloody city, you corroded pot; pot whose corrosion can't be removed! Empty it piece by piece. She is rejected 6 " 'For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: " 'Woe to the city of bloodshed, to the pot now encrusted, whose deposit will not go away! Empty it piece by piece without casting lots for them.
7 because her blood is still with her. She didn't pour it out on the ground so that it could be covered with dirt, but she spread it out on a bare rock. 7 " 'For the blood she shed is in her midst: She poured it on the bare rock; she did not pour it on the ground, where the dust would cover it.
8 In order to arouse wrath, to guarantee vengeance, I will spread her blood on a bare rock, never to be covered. 8 To stir up wrath and take revenge I put her blood on the bare rock, so that it would not be covered.
9 So now the LORD God proclaims: Horror! You bloody city! I myself will add fuel to the fire! 9 " 'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: " 'Woe to the city of bloodshed! I, too, will pile the wood high.
10 Pile on the wood, light the fire, and cook the meat. Season it well and let the bones be charred. 10 So heap on the wood and kindle the fire. Cook the meat well, mixing in the spices; and let the bones be charred.
11 Let the pot stand empty on its coals until it's so hot that its copper glows, its impurities melt in it, and its corrosion is consumed. 11 Then set the empty pot on the coals till it becomes hot and its copper glows so its impurities may be melted and its deposit burned away.
12 It's a worthless task. Even by fire its great corrosion isn't removed. 12 It has frustrated all efforts; its heavy deposit has not been removed, not even by fire.
13 How your betrayals defile you! I cleansed you, but you didn't come clean from your impurities. You won't be clean again until I have exhausted my anger against you. 13 " 'Now your impurity is lewdness. Because I tried to cleanse you but you would not be cleansed from your impurity, you will not be clean again until my wrath against you has subsided.
14 I, the LORD, have spoken! It's coming, and I'll do it. I won't relent or have any pity or compassion. Your punishments will fit your ways and your deeds! This is what the LORD God says. 14 " 'I the LORD have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign LORD.' "