Ezekiel 24:1-14 NIV

Ezekiel 24:1-14 NIV [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, record this date, this very date, because the king of Babylon has laid siege to Jerusalem this very day. [3] Tell this rebellious people 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 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 pick of the flock. Pile wood beneath it for the bones; bring it to a boil and cook the bones in it. [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! Take the meat out piece by piece in whatever order it comes. [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 stir up wrath and take revenge I put her blood on the bare rock, so that it would not be covered. [9] "'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "'Woe to the city of bloodshed! I, too, will pile the wood high. [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] Then set the empty pot on the coals till it becomes hot and its copper glows, so that its impurities may be melted and its deposit burned away. [12] It has frustrated all efforts; its heavy deposit has not been removed, not even by fire. [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 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.'"

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