King James VersionEzekiel24


1 Again in the ninth year, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, say­ing, 2 Son of man, write thee the name of the day, even of this same day: the king of Baby­lon set him­self against Jerusalem this same day. 3 And ut­ter a para­ble unto the re­bel­lious house, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Set on a pot, set it on, and also pour wa­ter into it: 4 Gath­er the pieces there­of into it, even ev­ery good piece, the thigh, and the shoul­der; fill it with the choice bones. 5 Take the choice of the flock, and burn also the bones un­der it, and make it boil well, and let them seethe the bones of it there­in. 6 Where­fore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city, to the pot whose scum is there­in, and whose scum is not gone out of it! bring it out piece by piece; let no lot fall upon it. 7 For her blood is in the midst of her; she set it upon the top of a rock; she poured it not upon the ground, to cov­er it with dust; 8 That it might cause fury to come up to take vengeance; I have set her blood upon the top of a rock, that it should not be cov­ered. 9 There­fore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city! I will even make the pile for fire great. 10 Heap on wood, kin­dle the fire, con­sume the flesh, and spice it well, and let the bones be burned. 11 Then set it emp­ty upon the coals there­of, that the brass of it may be hot, and may burn, and that the filth­i­ness of it may be molten in it, that the scum of it may be con­sumed. 12 She hath wea­ried herself with lies, and her great scum went not forth out of her: her scum shall be in the fire. 13 In thy filth­i­ness is lewd­ness: be­cause I have purged thee, and thou wast not purged, thou shalt not be purged from thy filth­i­ness any more, till I have caused my fury to rest upon thee. 14 I the LORD have spo­ken it: it shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not go back, nei­ther will I spare, nei­ther will I re­pent; ac­cord­ing to thy ways, and ac­cord­ing to thy do­ings, shall they judge thee, saith the Lord GOD. 15 Also the word of the LORD came unto me, say­ing, 16 Son of man, be­hold, I take away from thee the de­sire of thine eyes with a stroke: yet nei­ther shalt thou mourn nor weep, nei­ther shall thy tears run down. 17 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. 18 So I spake unto the peo­ple in the morn­ing: and at even my wife died; and I did in the morn­ing as I was com­mand­ed. 19 And the peo­ple said unto me, Wilt thou not tell us what these things are to us, that thou doest so? 20 Then I an­swered them, The word of the LORD came unto me, say­ing, 21 Speak unto the house of Is­rael, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Be­hold, I will pro­fane my sanc­tu­ary, the ex­cel­len­cy of your strength, the de­sire of your eyes, and that which your soul piti­eth; and your sons and your daugh­ters whom ye have left shall fall by the sword. 22 And ye shall do as I have done: ye shall not cov­er your lips, nor eat the bread of men. 23 And your tires shall be upon your heads, and your shoes upon your feet: ye shall not mourn nor weep; but ye shall pine away for your in­iq­ui­ties, and mourn one to­ward an­oth­er. 24 Thus Ezekiel is unto you a sign: ac­cord­ing to all that he hath done shall ye do: and when this cometh, ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD. 25 Al­so, thou son of man, shall 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 where­upon they set their minds, their sons and their daugh­ters, 26 That he that es­capeth in that day shall come unto thee, to cause thee to hear it with thine ears? 27 In that day shall thy mouth be opened to him which is es­caped, and thou shalt speak, and be no more dumb: and thou shalt be a sign unto them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.