The allegory of the boiling pot of meat (Ezek 24:3-24:5)

“Utter an allegory

To the rebellious house!

Say to them!

Thus says Yahweh God!

‘Set on the pot!

Set it on!

Pour in water also!

Put in it

The pieces!

Put in it

All the good pieces!

The thigh!

The shoulder!

Fill it

With choice bones!

Take the choicest one

Of the flock!

Pile the logs

Under it!

Boil its pieces!

Seethe also its bones

In it.’”

Yahweh wanted Ezekiel to proclaim an allegory to the rebellious house of Jerusalem. However, he was already exiled in Babylon. This allegory was about a boiling pot of meat. Ezekiel was to put water in the pot with good pieces of meat, especially the thigh and shoulder from the best in the flock. He was also to include the choice bones from this animal. Then he was to pile logs under the pot. Finally, he was to let the meat and the bones boil in this pot.

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