Search form

Ezekiel 24:1-5

Bring the Pot to a Boil

1-5The Message of God came to me in the ninth year, the tenth month, and the tenth day of the month: "Son of man, write down this date. The king of Babylon has laid siege to Jerusalem this very day. Tell this company of rebels a story:

"'Put on the soup pot.

Fill it with water.

Put chunks of meat into it,

all the choice pieces—loin and brisket.

Pick out the best soup bones

from the best of the sheep in the flock.

Pile wood beneath the pot.

Bring it to a boil

and cook the soup.

6"'God, the Master, says:

"'Doom to the city of murder,

to the pot thick with scum,

thick with a filth that can't be scoured.

Empty the pot piece by piece;

don't bother who gets what.