Ezekiel 24:17

Overview - Ezekiel 24
Under the parable of a boiling pot,
is shewn the irrevocable destruction of Jerusalem.
15 By the sign of Ezekiel not mourning for the death of his wife,
19 is shewn the calamity of the Jews to be beyond all sorrow.
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Ezekiel 24:17  (King James Version)
Forbear to cry, make no mourning for the dead, bind the tire of thine head upon thee, and put on thy shoes upon thy feet, and cover not thy lips, and eat not the bread of men.

Forbear to cry
Hebrew Be silent.
Psalms 37:7 ; *marg:
Psalms 39:9 ; 46:10 Amos 8:3 ; Habakkuk 2:20

Jeremiah 16:4-7

23 ; Leviticus 10:6 ; 21:10

2 Samuel 15:30

22 ; Leviticus 13:45 ; Micah 3:7

Hebrew upper lip, and so ver.

Hosea 9:4

the bread of men
{Lechem anoshim,} not "the bread of mourners," as some render, but "the bread of other men," i
e., such as was commonly sent to mourners on such occasions by their friends.
Jeremiah 16:7