Ezekiel Chapter 24  PDF  MSWord

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1And in the ninth year, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
  2“Son of man, write the name of the day, even of this same day; the king of Babylon drew close to Jerusalem this same day.
  3Utter a parable to the rebellious house, and tell them: This is what the Lord Yahweh says: Set on the caldron, set it on, and also pour water into it.
  4Put in it its pieces of meat, even every good piece, the thigh, and the shoulder; fill it with the choice bones.
  5Take the choicest of the flock, and also pile the logs under it. Make it boil vigorously, yes, let its bones boil in the midst of it.
  6Therefore this is what the Lord Yahweh says: Woe to the bloody city, to the caldron whose rust is in it and whose rust will not go out of it! Empty it piece by piece. No lot has fallen on it.
  7For her blood is in the midst of her; she set it on the bare rock; she didn’t pour it on the ground to cover it with dust.
  8That it may cause wrath to come up to take vengeance, I have set her blood on the bare rock, that it should not be covered.
  9Therefore this is what the Lord Yahweh says: Woe to the bloody city! I also will make the pile of wood large.
  10Heap on the wood, make the fire hot, boil well the flesh and make thick the broth, and let the bones be burned.
  11Then set it empty on its coals, that it may be hot and its bronze may burn, and that its filthiness may be melted in it, that its rust may be consumed.
  12She has wearied herself with toil, yet her thick rust doesn’t come off her; her rust doesn’t come off by fire.
  13In your filthiness is lewdness; because I have cleansed you and you weren’t cleansed, you will not be cleansed from your filthiness any more until I have caused my wrath toward you to rest.
  14I, Yahweh, have spoken it; it will happen, and I will do it. I will not go back, nor will I spare, nor will I change my mind; according to your ways, and according to your doings they will judge you, says the Lord Yahweh.”

15Also the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
  16“Son of man, behold, I will take away from you the desire of your eyes with a stroke: yet you must neither mourn nor weep, neither let your tears run down.
  17Sigh, but not aloud, make no mourning for the dead; bind your headdress on you and put your sandals on your feet, and do not cover your lips, and do not eat men’s bread.”

18So I spoke to the people in the morning; and at evening my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.
  19The people said to me, “Will you not tell us what these things mean to us, that you are acting like this?”

20Then I said to them, “The word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
  21‘Speak to the house of Israel: This is what the Lord Yahweh says: Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the pride of your power, the desire of your eyes, and what your soul pities, and your sons and your daughters whom you have left behind will fall by the sword.
  22You will do as I have done: you will not cover your lips nor eat the bread of men.
  23Your turbans will be on your heads and your sandals on your feet; you will not mourn nor weep, but you will pine away in your iniquities, and moan one toward another.
  24Thus Ezekiel will be a sign to you; according to all that he has done, you will do. When this comes, then you will know that I am the Lord Yahweh.’

25You, son of man, will it not be in the day when I take from them their strength, the joy of their glory, the desire of their eyes, and that on which they set their heart, their sons and their daughters,
  26that in that day he who escapes will come to you, to cause you to hear it with your ears?
  27In that day your mouth will be opened to him who has escaped, and you will speak, and be no more mute: so you will be a sign to them; and they will know that I am Yahweh.”

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