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

 
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1 In the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, the word of the Lord 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 Mortal, write down the name of this day, this very day. The king of Babylon has laid siege to Jerusalem this very day. 2 "Son of man, record this date, this very date, because the king of Babylon has laid siege to Jerusalem this very day.
3 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; 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 put in it the pieces, all the good pieces, the thigh and the shoulder; fill it with choice bones. 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 choicest one of the flock, pile the logs under it; boil its pieces, seethe also 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 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. 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 For the blood she shed is inside it; she placed it on a bare rock; she did not pour it out on the ground, to cover it with earth. 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 To rouse my wrath, to take vengeance, I have placed the blood she shed on a bare rock, so that it may not 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 Therefore thus says the Lord God: Woe to the bloody city! I will even make the pile great. 9 " 'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: " 'Woe to the city of bloodshed! I, too, will pile the wood high.
10 Heap up the logs, kindle the fire; boil the meat well, mix in the spices, let the bones be burned. 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 Stand it empty upon the coals, so that it may become hot, its copper glow, its filth melt in it, its rust be 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 In vain I have wearied myself; its thick rust does not depart. To the fire with its rust! 12 It has frustrated all efforts; its heavy deposit has not been removed, not even by fire.
13 Yet, when I cleansed you in your filthy lewdness, you did not become clean from your filth; you shall not again be cleansed until I have satisfied my fury upon 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; the time is coming, I will act. I will not refrain, I will not spare, I will not relent. According to your ways and your doings I will judge you, says the Lord God. 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.' "