Ezekiel 24:1-6 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.