The boiling rusted pot (Ezek 24:9-24:11)

“Therefore

Thus says Yahweh God!

‘Woe to the bloody city!

I will even make

The pile great!

Heap up the logs!

Kindle the fire!

Boil the meat well!

Mix in the spices!

Let the bones

Be burned!

Stand it empty

Upon the coals!

Thus it may become hot.

Its copper will glow.

Its filth

Will melt in it.

Its rust

Will be consumed.’”

Once again Yahweh, via Ezekiel, pronounced a curse against the bloody city of Jerusalem. Yahweh was going to pile up logs and kindle a fire. He wanted to boil the meat with lots of spices. He wanted this meal so well cooked that even the bones would be burned. He wanted this pot to stand empty on the hot coals until its copper glowed. He had hoped that the filth would melt out of this pot. That way, all the rust would be consumed and gone, since this burning pot was Jerusalem.

The judgment of the city (Ezek 22:1-22:2)

“The the word of Yahweh

Came to me.

‘You!

Son of man!

Will you judge?

Will you judge

The bloody city?

Then declare to her

All her abominable deeds.’”

Once again, Yahweh came to Ezekiel, the son of man. This time he was asked to judge the bloody city of Jerusalem. He was to declare all their terrible abominable deeds.