Ezekiel 24 ©
By the parable of a boiling pot is shewed the destruction of Jerusalem, the bloody city. Ezekiel is forbidden to mourn for the death of his wife, to denote that the calamity of the Jews shall be beyond all expressions of sorrow. In that day of affliction the prophet's mouth shall be opened to their conviction.
¶Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the ibloody city, to the pot whose jscum is therein, and whose scum is not gone out of it! kbring it out piece by piece; let lno lot fall upon it.
That nit might cause fury to come up to take vengeance; oI have set her blood upon the top of a rock, that it should not be covered.
In zthy filthiness is lewdness: abecause I have purged thee, and thou wast not purged, bthou shalt not be purged from thy filthiness any more, ctill I have caused my fury to rest upon thee.
I dthe LORD have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not go back, eneither will I spare, neither will I repent; faccording to thy ways, and according to thy doings, shall they judge thee, saith the Lord GOD.
¶Also the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Then I answered them, The word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I rwill profane my sanctuary, the sexcellency of your strength, the tdesire of your eyes, and 5that which your soul pitieth; and uyour sons and your daughters whom ye have left shall vfall by the sword.
Also, thou son of man, shall it not be in the day when I take from them ctheir strength, the djoy of their glory, the desire of their eyes, and 6that whereupon they set their minds, etheir sons and their daughters,