The Death of Ezekiel's Wife: A Sign

15 Then the word of the Lord came to me:
16 "Son of man, I am about to take the delight of your eyes away from you with a fatal blow. But you must not lament or weep or let your tears flow.
17 Groan quietly; do not observe mourning rites for the dead. Put on your turban and strap your sandals on your feet; do not cover [your] mustachea or eat the bread of mourners."bc
18 I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening. The next morning I did just as I was commanded.