Ezekiel 24-27 Young’s Literal Translation

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The Parable of the Boiling Pot

24 1  And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, in the ninth year, in the tenth month, in the tenth of the month, saying, 2  'Son of man, write for thee the name of the day—this self-same day leaned hath the king of Babylon toward Jerusalem in this self-same day— 3  and use unto the rebellious house a simile, and thou hast said unto them: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: To set on the pot, to set 'it' on, and also to pour into it water, 4  To gather its pieces unto it, every good piece, Thigh and shoulder, the choice of the bones to fill in. 5  The choice of the flock to take, And also to pile of the bones under it, Boil it thoroughly, yea, cook its bones in its midst. 6  Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Wo 'to' the city of blood, A pot whose scum 'is' in it, And its scum hath not come out of it, By piece of it, by piece of it bring it out, Not fallen on it hath a lot. 7  For her blood in her midst hath been, On a clear place of a rock she hath set it, She hath not poured it on the earth, To cover it over with dust. 8  To cause fury to come up to take vengeance, I have put her blood on a clear place of a rock—not to be covered. 9  Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Wo 'to' the city of blood, yea, I—I make great the pile. 10  Make abundant the wood, Kindle the fire, consume the flesh, And make the compound, And let the bones be burnt. 11  And cause it to stand on its coals empty, So that its brass is hot and burning, Melted hath been in its midst its uncleanness, Consumed is its scum. 12  'With' sorrows she hath wearied herself, And the abundance of her scum goeth not out of her, In the fire 'is' her scum. 13  In thine uncleanness 'is' wickedness, Because I have cleansed thee, And thou hast not been cleansed, From thine uncleanness thou art not cleansed again, Till I have caused My fury to rest on thee. 14  I, Jehovah, hath spoken, It hath come, and I have done 'it', I do not free, nor do I spare, nor do I repent, According to thy ways, and according to thine acts, they have judged thee, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.'

The Death of Ezekiel's Wife

15  And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying, 16  'Son of man, lo, I am taking from thee the desire of thine eyes by a stroke, and thou dost not mourn, nor weep, nor let thy tear come. 17  Cease to groan, 'for' the dead thou dost make no mourning, thy bonnet bind on thee, and thy shoes thou dost put on thy feet, and thou dost not cover over the upper lip, and bread of men thou dost not eat.' 18  And I speak unto the people in the morning, and my wife dieth in the evening, and I do in the morning as I have been commanded. 19  And the people say unto me, 'Dost thou not declare to us what these 'are' to us, that thou art doing?' 20  And I say unto them, 'A word of Jehovah hath been unto me, saying: 21  Say to the house of Israel: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am polluting My sanctuary, The excellency of your strength, The desire of your eyes, and the pitied of your soul, And your sons and your daughters whom ye have left, by sword they do fall. 22  And ye have done as I have done, On the upper lip ye are not covered, And bread of men ye do not eat. 23  And your bonnets 'are' on your heads, And your shoes 'are' on your feet, Ye do not mourn nor do ye weep, And ye have wasted away for your iniquities, And ye have howled one unto another. 24  And Ezekiel hath been to you for a type, According to all that he hath done ye do; In its coming in—ye have known that I 'am' the Lord Jehovah. 25  And thou, son of man, Is it not in the day of My taking from them their strength, The joy of their beauty, the desire of their eyes, And the song of their soul, Their sons and their daughters? 26  In that day come doth the escaped one to thee. To cause the ears to hear. 27  In that day opened is thy mouth with the escaped, And thou speakest, and art not silent any more, And thou hast been to them for a type. And they have known that I 'am' Jehovah.'

The Prophecy against the Ammonites

25 1  And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying, 2  'Son of man, set thy face unto the sons of Ammon, and prophesy against them; 3  and thou hast said to the sons of Ammon: Hear ye a word of the Lord Jehovah: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because of thy saying, Aha, to My sanctuary, Because it hath been polluted, And unto the ground of Israel, Because it hath been desolate, And unto the house of Judah, Because they have gone into a removal: 4  Therefore, lo, I am giving thee to sons of the east for a possession, And they set their towers in thee, And have placed in thee their tabernacles. They eat thy fruit, and they drink thy milk, 5  And I have given Rabbah for a habitation of camels, And the sons of Ammon for the crouching of a flock, And ye have known that I 'am' Jehovah. 6  For thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because of thy clapping the hand, And of thy stamping with the foot, And thou rejoicest with all thy despite in soul Against the ground of Israel, 7  Therefore, lo, I—I have stretched out My hand against thee, And have given thee for a portion to nations, And I have cut thee off from the peoples, And caused thee to perish from the lands; I destroy thee, and thou hast known that I 'am' Jehovah.

The Prophecy against Moab

8  Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because of the saying of Moab and Seir: Lo, as all the nations 'is' the house of Judah; 9  Therefore, lo, I am opening the shoulder of Moab—From the cities—from his cities—from his frontier, The beauty of the land, Beth-Jeshimoth, Baal-Meon, and Kiriathaim, 10  To the sons of the east, with the sons of Ammon, And I have given it for a possession, So that the sons of Ammon are not remembered among nations. 11  And in Moab I do judgments, And they have known that I 'am' Jehovah.

The Prophecy against Edom

12  Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because of the doings of Edom, In taking vengeance on the house of Judah, Yea, they are very guilty, And they have taken vengeance on them. 13  Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: I have stretched out My hand against Edom, And I have cut off from it man and beast, And given it up—a waste, from Teman even to Dedan, By sword they do fall. 14  And I have given My vengeance on Edom, By the hand of My people Israel, And they have done in Edom, According to My anger, and according to My fury, And they have known My vengeance, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.

The Prophecy against the Philistines

15  Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because of the doings of the Philistines in vengeance, And they take vengeance with despite in soul, To destroy—the enmity age-during! 16  Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am stretching out My hand against the Philistines, And I have cut off the Cherethim, And destroyed the remnant of the haven of the sea, 17  And done upon them great vengeance with furious reproofs, And they have known that I 'am' Jehovah, In My giving out My vengeance on them!

Prophecies against Tyrus

26 1  And it cometh to pass, in the eleventh year, in the first of the month, there hath been a word of Jehovah unto me, saying: 'Son of man, 2  Because that Tyre hath said of Jerusalem: Aha, she hath been broken, the doors of the peoples, She hath turned round unto me, I am filled—she hath been laid waste, 3  Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I 'am' against thee, O Tyre, And have caused to come up against thee many nations, As the sea causeth its billows to come up. 4  And they have destroyed the walls of Tyre, And they have broken down her towers, And I have scraped her dust from her, And made her for a clear place of a rock. 5  A spreading place of nets she is in the midst of the sea, For I—I have spoken—an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, And she hath been for a spoil to nations. 6  And her daughters who 'are' in the field, by sword they are slain, And they have known that I 'am' Jehovah, 7  For, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am bringing in unto Tyre Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, From the north—a king of kings, With horse, and with chariot, and with horsemen, Even an assembly, and a numerous people. 8  Thy daughters in the field by sword he slayeth, And he hath made against thee a fort, And hath poured out against thee a mount, And hath raised against thee a buckler. 9  And a battering-ram before him he placeth against thy walls, And thy towers he breaketh by his weapons. 10  From the abundance of his horses cover thee doth their dust, From the noise of horseman, and wheel, and rider, Shake do thy walls, in his coming in to thy gates, As the coming into a city broken-up. 11  With hoofs of his horses he treadeth all thine out-places, Thy people by sword he doth slay, And the pillars of thy strength to the earth come down. 12  And they have spoiled thy wealth, And they have plundered thy merchandise, And they have thrown down thy walls, And thy desirable houses they break down, And thy stones, and thy wood, and thy dust, In the midst of the waters they place. 13  And I have caused the noise of thy songs to cease, And the voice of thy harps is heard no more. 14  And I have given thee up for a clear place of a rock, A spreading-place of nets thou art, Thou art not built up any more, For I, Jehovah, I have spoken, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.

15  Thus said the Lord Jehovah to Tyre: Do not—from the noise of thy fall, In the groaning of the wounded, In the slaying of the slaughter in thy midst, The isles shake? 16  And come down from off their thrones have all princes of the sea, And they have turned aside their robes, And their embroidered garments strip off, Trembling they put on, on the earth they sit, And they have trembled every moment, And they have been astonished at thee, 17  And have lifted up for thee a lamentation, And said to thee: How hast thou perished, That art inhabited from the seas, The praised city, that was strong in the sea, She and her inhabitants, Who put their terror on all her inhabitants! 18  Now they tremble, is it not the day of thy fall? Troubled have been the isles that 'are' in the sea, at thine outgoing. 19  For thus said the Lord Jehovah: In my making thee a city wasted, Like cities that have not been inhabited, In bringing up against thee the deep, Then covered thee have the great waters. 20  And I have caused thee to go down, With those going down to the pit, Unto the people of old, And I have caused thee to dwell in the land, The lower parts—in wastes of old, With those going down to the pit, So that thou art not inhabited, And I have given beauty in the land of the living. 21  Wastes I do make thee, and thou art not, And thou art sought, and art not found any more—to the age, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah!'

27 1  And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying: 2  'And thou, son of man, lift up concerning Tyre a lamentation, and thou hast said to Tyre: 3  O dweller on the entrances of the sea, Merchant of the peoples unto many isles, Thus said the Lord Jehovah: O Tyre, thou—thou hast said: I 'am' the perfection of beauty. 4  In the heart of the seas 'are' thy borders, Thy builders have perfected thy beauty. 5  Of firs of Senir they have built to thee all thy double-boarded ships, Of cedars of Lebanon they have taken to make a mast for thee, 6  Of oaks of Bashan they made thine oars, Thy bench they have made of ivory, A branch of Ashurim from isles of Chittim. 7  Of fine linen with embroidery from Egypt hath been thy sail, To be to thee for an ensign, Of blue and purple from isles of Elishah hath been thy covering. 8  Inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad have been rowers to thee, Thy wise men, O Tyre, have been in thee, They 'are' thy pilots. 9  Elders of Gebal and its wise men have been in thee, Strengthening thy breach; All ships of the sea and their mariners, Have been in thee, to trade 'with' thy merchandise. 10  Persian and Lud and Phut Have been in thy forces—thy men of war. Shield and helmet they hung up in thee, They—they have given out thine honour. 11  The sons of Arvad, and thy force, 'Are' on thy walls round about, And short swordsmen in thy towers have been, Their shields they have hung up on thy walls round about, They—they have perfected thy beauty. 12  Tarshish 'is' thy merchant, Because of the abundance of all wealth, For silver, iron, tin, and lead, They have given out thy remnants. 13  Javan, Tubal, and Meshech—they 'are' thy merchants, For persons of men, and vessels of brass, They have given out thy merchandise. 14  They of the house of Togarmah, 'For' horses, and riding steeds, and mules, They have given out thy remnants. 15  Sons of Dedan 'are' thy merchants, Many isles 'are' the mart of thy hand, Horns of ivory and ebony they sent back thy reward. 16  Aram 'is' thy merchant, Because of the abundance of thy works, For emerald, purple, and embroidery, And fine linen, and coral, and agate, They have given out thy remnants. 17  Judah and the land of Israel—they 'are' thy merchants, For wheat of Minnith, and Pannag, And honey, and oil, and balm, They have given out thy merchandise. 18  Damascus 'is' thy merchant, For the abundance of thy works, Because of the abundance of all wealth, For wine of Helbon, and white wool. 19  Vedan and Javan go about with thy remnants, They have given shining iron, cassia, and cane, In thy merchandise it hath been. 20  Dedan 'is' thy merchant, For clothes of freedom for riding. 21  Arabia, and all princes of Kedar, They 'are' the traders of thy hand, For lambs, and rams, and he-goats, In these thy merchants. 22  Merchants of Sheba and Raamah—they 'are' thy merchants, For the chief of all spices, And for every precious stone, and gold, They have given out thy remnants. 23  Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, merchants of Sheba, Asshur—Chilmad—'are' thy merchants, 24  They 'are' thy merchants for perfect things, For wrappings of blue, and embroidery, And for treasuries of rich apparel, With cords bound and girded, for thy merchandise, 25  Ships of Tarshish 'are' thy double walls of thy merchandise, And thou art filled and honoured greatly, In the heart of the seas.

26  Into great waters have they brought thee, Those rowing thee, The east wind hath broken thee in the heart of the seas. 27  Thy wealth and thy remnants, Thy merchandise, thy mariners, And thy pilots, strengtheners of thy breach, And the traders of thy merchandise, And all thy men of war, who 'are' in thee, And in all thine assembly that 'is' in thy midst, Fall into the heart of the seas in the day of thy fall, 28  At the voice of the cry of thy pilots shake do the suburbs. 29  And come down from their ships have all handling an oar, Mariners, all the pilots of the sea, on the land they stand, 30  And have sounded for thee with their voice, And cry bitterly, and cause dust to go up on their heads, In ashes they do roll themselves. 31  And they have made for thee baldness, And they have girded on sackcloth, And they have wept for thee, In bitterness of soul—a bitter mourning. 32  And lifted up for thee have their sons a lamentation, And they have lamented over thee, who 'is' as Tyre? As the cut-off one in the midst of the sea? 33  With the outgoing of thy remnants from the seas, Thou hast filled many peoples, With the abundance of thy riches, and thy merchandise, Thou hast made rich things of earth. 34  The time of 'thy' being broken by the seas in the depths of the waters, Thy merchandise and all thy assembly in thy midst have fallen. 35  All inhabitants of the isles have been astonished at thee, And their kings have been sore afraid, They have been troubled in countenance. 36  Merchants among the peoples have shrieked for thee, Wastes thou hast been, and thou art not—to the age!'

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