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Ezekiel 24:1-3 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

The Pot and the Meat

24 The word of the Lord came to me. This was on the tenth day of the tenth month in the ninth year of exile.[a] He said, “Son of man,[b] write today’s date and this note: ‘On this date the army of the king of Babylon surrounded Jerusalem.’ The people there refuse to obey me. I have a story with a message for them. Tell them, ‘This is what the Lord God says:

“‘Put the pot on the fire.
    Put on the pot and pour in the water.

Footnotes:

  1. Ezekiel 24:1 ninth year of exile This was Jan. 15, 588 B.C., the date that Nebuchadnezzar began his attack on Jerusalem.
  2. Ezekiel 24:2 Son of man This was usually just a way of saying “a person” or “a human being.” Here, it is a way of addressing Ezekiel. Also in verses 16, 25.
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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