The Parable of the Boiling Pot
24 1 And the word of the Lord came to me in the ninth year , in the tenth month , on the tenth of the month , saying , 2 "Son of man , write the name of the day , this very day . The king of Babylon has laid siege to Jerusalem this very day . 3 "Speak a parable to the rebellious house and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD , "Put on the pot , put it on and also pour water in it; 4 Put in it the pieces , Every good piece , the thigh and the shoulder ; Fill it with choice bones . 5 "Take the choicest of the flock , And also pile wood under the pot. Make it boil vigorously . Also seethe its bones in it." 6 'Therefore , thus says the Lord GOD , "Woe to the bloody city , To the pot in which there is rust And whose rust has not gone out of it! Take out of it piece after piece , Without making a choice . 7 "For her blood is in her midst ; She placed it on the bare rock ; She did not pour it on the ground To cover it with dust . 8 "That it may cause wrath to come up to take vengeance , I have put her blood on the bare rock , That it may not be covered ." 9 'Therefore , thus says the Lord GOD , " Woe to the bloody city ! I also will make the pile great . 10 "Heap on the wood , kindle the fire , Boil the flesh well And mix in the spices , And let the bones be burned . 11 "Then set it empty on its coals So that it may be hot And its bronze may glow And its filthiness may be melted in it, Its rust consumed . 12 "She has wearied Me with toil , Yet her great rust has not gone from her; Let her rust be in the fire ! 13 "In your filthiness is lewdness . Because I would have cleansed you, Yet you are not clean , You will not be cleansed from your filthiness again Until I have spent My wrath on you. 14 "I, the Lord , have spoken ; it is coming and I will act . I will not relent , and I will not pity and I will not be sorry ; according to your ways and according to your deeds I will judge you," declares the Lord GOD .' "
The Death of Ezekiel's Wife
15 And the word of the Lord came to me saying , 16 "Son of man , behold , I am about to take from you the desire of your eyes with a blow ; but you shall not mourn and you shall not weep , and your tears shall not come . 17 "Groan silently ; make no mourning for the dead . Bind on your turban and put your shoes on your feet , and do not cover your mustache and do not eat the bread of men ." 18 So I spoke to the people in the morning , and in the evening my wife died . And in the morning I did as I was commanded . 19 The people said to me, "Will you not tell us what these things that you are doing mean for us?" 20 Then I said to them, "The word of the Lord came to me saying , 21 'Speak to the house of Israel , "Thus says the Lord GOD , 'Behold , I am about to profane My sanctuary , the pride of your power , the desire of your eyes and the delight of your soul ; and your sons and your daughters whom you have left behind will fall by the sword . 22 'You will do as I have done ; you will not cover your mustache and you will not eat the bread of men . 23 'Your turbans will be on your heads and your shoes on your feet . You will not mourn and you will not weep , but you will rot away in your iniquities and you will groan to one another . 24 'Thus Ezekiel will be a sign to you; according to all that he has done you will do ; when it comes , then you will know that I am the Lord GOD .' " 25 'As for you, son of man , will it not be on the day when I take from them their stronghold , the joy of their pride , the desire of their eyes and their heart's delight , their sons and their daughters , 26 that on that day he who escapes will come to you with information for your ears ? 27 'On that day your mouth will be opened to him who escaped , and you will speak and be mute no longer . Thus you will be a sign to them, and they will know that I am the Lord .' "
The Prophecy against the Ammonites
25 1 And the word of the Lord came to me saying , 2 "Son of man , set your face toward the sons of Ammon and prophesy against them, 3 and say to the sons of Ammon , 'Hear the word of the Lord GOD ! Thus says the Lord GOD , "Because you said , ' Aha !' against My sanctuary when it was profaned , and against the land of Israel when it was made desolate , and against the house of Judah when they went into exile , 4 therefore , behold , I am going to give you to the sons of the east for a possession , and they will set their encampments among you and make their dwellings among you; they will eat your fruit and drink your milk . 5 "I will make Rabbah a pasture for camels and the sons of Ammon a resting place for flocks . Thus you will know that I am the Lord ." 6 'For thus says the Lord GOD , "Because you have clapped your hands and stamped your feet and rejoiced with all the scorn of your soul against the land of Israel , 7 therefore , behold , I have stretched out My hand against you and I will give you for spoil to the nations . And I will cut you off from the peoples and make you perish from the lands ; I will destroy you. Thus you will know that I am the Lord ."
The Prophecy against Moab
8 'Thus says the Lord GOD , "Because Moab and Seir say , 'Behold , the house of Judah is like all the nations ,' 9 therefore , behold , I am going to deprive the flank of Moab of its cities , of its cities which are on its frontiers , the glory of the land , Beth-jeshimoth , Baal-meon and Kiriathaim , 10 and I will give it for a possession along with the sons of Ammon to the sons of the east , so that the sons of Ammon will not be remembered among the nations . 11 "Thus I will execute judgments on Moab , and they will know that I am the Lord ."
The Prophecy against Edom
12 'Thus says the Lord GOD , "Because Edom has acted against the house of Judah by taking vengeance , and has incurred grievous guilt , and avenged themselves upon them," 13 therefore thus says the Lord GOD , "I will also stretch out My hand against Edom and cut off man and beast from it. And I will lay it waste ; from Teman even to Dedan they will fall by the sword . 14 " I will lay My vengeance on Edom by the hand of My people Israel . Therefore, they will act in Edom according to My anger and according to My wrath ; thus they will know My vengeance ," declares the Lord GOD .
The Prophecy against the Philistines
15 'Thus says the Lord GOD , "Because the Philistines have acted in revenge and have taken vengeance with scorn of soul to destroy with everlasting enmity ," 16 therefore thus says the Lord GOD , "Behold , I will stretch out My hand against the Philistines , even cut off the Cherethites and destroy the remnant of the seacoast e . 17 "I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes ; and they will know that I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance on them.""'
Prophecies against Tyrus
26 1 Now in the eleventh e year , on the first of the month , the word of the Lord came to me saying , 2 "Son of man , because e Tyre has said concerning Jerusalem , 'Aha , the gateway of the peoples is broken ; it has opened to me. I shall be filled , now that she is laid waste ,' 3 therefore thus says the Lord GOD , 'Behold , I am against you, O Tyre , and I will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves . 4 'They will destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers ; and I will scrape her debris from her and make her a bare rock . 5 'She will be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea , for I have spoken ,' declares the Lord GOD , 'and she will become spoil for the nations . 6 'Also her daughters who are on the mainland will be slain by the sword , and they will know that I am the Lord .' " 7 For thus says the Lord GOD , "Behold , I will bring upon Tyre from the north Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon , king of kings , with horses , chariots , cavalry and a great army e . 8 "He will slay your daughters on the mainland with the sword ; and he will make siege walls against you, cast up a ramp against you and raise up a large shield against you. 9 "The blow of his battering rams he will direct against your walls , and with his axes he will break down your towers . 10 "Because of the multitude of his horses , the dust raised by them will cover you; your walls will shake at the noise of cavalry and wagons and chariots when he enters your gates as men enter a city that is breached . 11 "With the hoofs of his horses he will trample all your streets . He will slay your people with the sword ; and your strong pillars will come down to the ground . 12 "Also they will make a spoil of your riches and a prey of your merchandise , break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses , and throw your stones and your timbers and your debris into the water . 13 "So I will silence the sound of your songs , and the sound of your harps will be heard no more . 14 "I will make you a bare rock ; you will be a place for the spreading of nets . You will be built no more , for I the Lord have spoken ," declares the Lord GOD .
15 Thus says the Lord GOD to Tyre , "Shall not the coastlands shake at the sound of your fall when the wounded groan , when the slaughter occurs in your midst ? 16 "Then all the princes of the sea will go down from their thrones , remove their robes and strip off their embroidered garments . They will clothe themselves with trembling ; they will sit on the ground , tremble every moment and be appalled at you. 17 "They will take up a lamentation over you and say to you, ' How you have perished , O inhabited one, From the seas , O renowned city , Which was mighty on the sea , She and her inhabitants , Who imposed her terror On all her inhabitants ! 18 'Now the coastlands will tremble On the day of your fall ; Yes, the coastlands which are by the sea Will be terrified at your passing .' " 19 For thus says the Lord GOD , "When I make you a desolate city , like the cities which are not inhabited , when I bring up the deep over you and the great waters cover you, 20 then I will bring you down with those who go down to the pit , to the people of old , and I will make you dwell in the lower parts of the earth , like the ancient waste places , with those who go down to the pit , so that you will not be inhabited ; but I will set glory in the land of the living . 21 "I will bring terrors on you and you will be no more ; though you will be sought , you will never e be found again ," declares the Lord GOD .
27 1 Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me saying , 2 "And you, son of man , take up a lamentation over Tyre ; 3 and say to Tyre , who dwells at the entrance to the sea , merchant of the peoples to many coastlands , 'Thus says the Lord GOD , "O Tyre , you have said , 'I am perfect in beauty .' 4 "Your borders are in the heart of the seas ; Your builders have perfected your beauty . 5 "They have made all your planks of fir trees from Senir ; They have taken a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you. 6 "Of oaks from Bashan they have made your oars ; With ivory they have inlaid your deck of boxwood from the coastlands of Cyprus . 7 "Your sail was of fine embroidered linen from Egypt So that it became your distinguishing mark ; Your awning was blue and purple from the coastlands of Elishah . 8 "The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad were your rowers ; Your wise men , O Tyre , were aboard; they were your pilots . 9 "The elders of Gebal and her wise men were with you repairing your seams ; All the ships of the sea and their sailors were with you in order to deal in your merchandise . 10 " Persia and Lud and Put were in your army , your men of war . They hung shield and helmet in you; they set forth your splendor . 11 "The sons of Arvad and your army were on your walls , all around , and the Gammadim were in your towers . They hung their shields on your walls all around ; they perfected your beauty . 12 "Tarshish was your customer because of the abundance of all kinds of wealth ; with silver , iron , tin and lead they paid for your wares . 13 " Javan , Tubal and Meshech , they were your traders ; with the lives of men and vessels of bronze they paid for your merchandise . 14 "Those from Beth-togarmah e gave horses and war horses and mules for your wares . 15 "The sons of Dedan were your traders . Many coastlands were your market ; ivory tusks and ebony they brought as your payment . 16 " Aram was your customer because of the abundance of your goods ; they paid for your wares with emeralds , purple , embroidered work , fine linen , coral and rubies . 17 "Judah and the land of Israel , they were your traders ; with the wheat of Minnith , cakes , honey , oil and balm they paid for your merchandise . 18 " Damascus was your customer because of the abundance of your goods , because of the abundance of all kinds of wealth , because of the wine of Helbon and white wool . 19 "Vedan and Javan paid for your wares from Uzal ; wrought iron , cassia and sweet cane were among your merchandise . 20 " Dedan traded with you in saddlecloths for riding . 21 " Arabia and all the princes of Kedar , they were your customers for lambs , rams and goats ; for these they were your customers . 22 "The traders of Sheba and Raamah , they traded with you; they paid for your wares with the best of all kinds of spices , and with all kinds of precious stones and gold . 23 "Haran , Canneh , Eden , the traders of Sheba , Asshur and Chilmad traded with you. 24 "They traded with you in choice garments , in clothes of blue and embroidered work , and in carpets of many colors and tightly wound cords , which were among your merchandise . 25 "The ships of Tarshish were the carriers for your merchandise . And you were filled and were very glorious In the heart of the seas .
26 "Your rowers have brought you Into great waters ; The east wind has broken you In the heart of the seas . 27 "Your wealth , your wares , your merchandise , Your sailors and your pilots , Your repairers of seams , your dealers in merchandise And all your men of war who are in you, With all your company that is in your midst , Will fall into the heart of the seas On the day of your overthrow . 28 "At the sound of the cry of your pilots The pasture lands will shake . 29 "All who handle the oar , The sailors and all the pilots of the sea Will come down from their ships ; They will stand on the land , 30 And they will make their voice heard over you And will cry bitterly . They will cast dust on their heads , They will wallow in ashes . 31 "Also they will make themselves bald e for you And gird themselves with sackcloth ; And they will weep for you in bitterness of soul With bitter mourning . 32 "Moreover, in their wailing they will take up a lamentation for you And lament over you: 'Who is like Tyre , Like her who is silent in the midst of the sea ? 33 'When your wares went out from the seas , You satisfied many peoples ; With the abundance of your wealth and your merchandise You enriched the kings of earth . 34 'Now that you are broken by the seas In the depths of the waters , Your merchandise and all your company Have fallen in the midst of you. 35 'All the inhabitants of the coastlands Are appalled at you, And their kings are horribly afraid ; They are troubled in countenance . 36 'The merchants among the peoples hiss at you; You have become terrified And you will cease to be forever e .' ""'