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Ezekiel 24:1-6 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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GOD'S WORD Translation (GW) New International Version (NIV)
1 On the tenth day of the tenth month in the ninth year, the LORD spoke his word to me. He said, 1 In the ninth year, in the tenth month on the tenth day, the word of the LORD came to me:
2 "Son of man, write down today's date. The king of Babylon has surrounded 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 Tell these rebellious people a story. Tell them, 'This is what the Almighty LORD says: Put the pot on the fire; put it on. Pour water in it. 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 Cut the meat into pieces, all the best pieces, the thigh and shoulder. Fill the pot with the meatiest 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 selected from the best sheep. Pile wood under the pot. Bring the mixture in the pot to a boil. Cook the bones that are in it well. 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 "'This is what the Almighty LORD says: How horrible it will be for that city of murderers, for that tarnished pot. Its tarnish will not come off. Empty the meat out of it piece by piece without choosing any particular piece. 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.