Ezekiel 11:7
New International Version
"Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: The bodies you have thrown there are the meat and this city is the pot, but I will drive you out of it.

New Living Translation
"Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: This city is an iron pot all right, but the pieces of meat are the victims of your injustice. As for you, I will soon drag you from this pot.

English Standard Version
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Your slain whom you have laid in the midst of it, they are the meat, and this city is the cauldron, but you shall be brought out of the midst of it.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: The slain you have laid within this city are the meat, and the city is the pot; but I will remove you from it.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "Your slain whom you have laid in the midst of the city are the flesh and this city is the pot; but I will bring you out of it.

King James Bible
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the midst of it.

Christian Standard Bible
"'Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: The slain you have put within it are the meat, and the city is the pot, but I will take you out of it.

Contemporary English Version
This city is indeed a cooking pot, but the bodies of those you killed are the meat. And so I will force you to leave Jerusalem,

Good News Translation
"So this is what I, the Sovereign LORD, am saying to you. This city is a cooking pot all right, but what is the meat? The corpses of those you have killed! You will not be here--I will throw you out of the city!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: The slain you have put within it are the meat, and the city is the pot, but I will remove you from it.

International Standard Version
Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says, "The corpses that you've laid out in your midst are the meat, and this city is the cooking pot. But you'll be taken out from the middle of it.

NET Bible
Therefore, this is what the sovereign LORD says: 'The corpses you have dumped in the midst of the city are the meat, and this city is the cooking pot, but I will take you out of it.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 'Your slain whom you have laid in its midst, they are the meat, and this is the caldron; but I will bring you out of it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"So this is what the Almighty LORD says: The corpses that you put in the middle of the city are the meat, and the city is the cooking pot. I will force you out of the city.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD: Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron; but ye shall be brought forth out of the midst of it.

New American Standard 1977
‘Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, “Your slain whom you have laid in the midst of the city are the flesh, and this city is the pot; but I shall bring you out of it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore thus hath the Lord GOD said; Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and it is the caldron; but I will bring you forth out of the midst of it.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD; Your slain whom you have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the midst of it.

American King James Version
Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Your slain whom you have laid in the middle of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the middle of it.

American Standard Version
Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron; but ye shall be brought forth out of the midst of it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore thus saith the Lord; Your dead whom ye have smitten in the midst of it, these are the flesh, and this city is the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the midst of it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Your slain, whom you have laid in the midst thereof, they are the flesh, and this is the caldron: and I will bring you forth out of the midst thereof.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and it is the cauldron; but you will I bring forth out of the midst of it.

English Revised Version
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD: Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron: but ye shall be brought forth out of the midst of it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the midst of it.

World English Bible
Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Your slain whom you have laid in its midst, they are the flesh, and this [city] is the caldron; but you shall be brought forth out of its midst.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Your wounded whom ye placed in its midst, They are the flesh, and it is the pot, And you he hath brought out from its midst.
Study Bible
Evil in High Places
6You have multiplied those you killed in this city and filled its streets with the dead. 7Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: The slain you have laid within this city are the meat, and the city is the pot; but I will remove you from it. 8You fear the sword, so I will bring the sword against you, declares the Lord GOD.…
Cross References
2 Kings 4:38
When Elisha returned to Gilgal, there was a famine in the land. As the sons of the prophets were sitting at his feet, he said to his attendant, "Put on the large pot and boil some stew for the sons of the prophets."

2 Kings 25:18
The captain of the guard also took away Seraiah the chief priest, Zephaniah the priest of the second rank, and the three doorkeepers.

Jeremiah 1:13
Again the word of the LORD came to me, inquiring, "What do you see?" "I see a boiling pot," I replied, "and it is tilting away from the north."

Jeremiah 52:24
The captain of the guard also took away Seraiah the chief priest, Zephaniah the priest of the second rank, and the three doorkeepers.

Ezekiel 11:3
They are saying, 'Is not the time near to build houses? The city is a cooking pot, and we are the meat.'

Ezekiel 11:9
I will bring you out of the city and hand you over to foreigners; I will execute judgments against you.

Ezekiel 11:11
The city will not be a pot for you, nor will you be the meat within it. I will judge you even to the borders of Israel.

Ezekiel 24:3
Now speak a parable to this rebellious house and tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Put the pot on the fire; put it on and pour in the water.

Micah 3:2
You hate good and love evil. You tear the skin from My people and strip the flesh from their bones.

Micah 3:3
You eat the flesh of my people after stripping off their skin and breaking their bones. You chop them up like meat for the cooking pot, like meat in a kettle."

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Your slain whom you have laid in the middle of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the middle of it.

Your

Ezekiel 24:3-13
And utter a parable unto the rebellious house, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Set on a pot, set it on, and also pour water into it: …

Micah 3:2,3
Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones; …

but

Ezekiel 3:9-11
As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house…

2 Kings 25:18-22
And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door: …

Jeremiah 52:24-27
And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door: …







Lexicon
Therefore
לָכֵ֗ן (lā·ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

this is what
כֹּֽה־ (kōh-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the Lord
אֲדֹנָ֣י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 136: The Lord

GOD
יְהוִה֒ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH

says:
אָמַר֮ (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

The slain
חַלְלֵיכֶם֙ (ḥal·lê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2491: Pierced, polluted

you have laid
שַׂמְתֶּ֣ם (śam·tem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

within
בְּתוֹכָ֔הּ (bə·ṯō·w·ḵāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8432: A bisection, the centre

[this city]
הֵ֥מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

are the meat,
הַבָּשָׂ֖ר (hab·bā·śār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

and the city
וְהִ֣יא (wə·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is the pot;
הַסִּ֑יר (has·sîr)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5518: A pot, a thorn, a hook

but I will remove you
הוֹצִ֥יא (hō·w·ṣî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

from it.
מִתּוֹכָֽהּ׃ (mit·tō·w·ḵāh)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8432: A bisection, the centre
(7) Your slain . . . they are the flesh.--They had boasted of the protection of their strong city: it should be a security only to the dead who had fallen by their own violence. The living who vainly trusted in its strength should be brought out of it, and delivered as captives to the stranger. The prophecy here takes up their own simile of Ezekiel 11:3, and shows that it shall not avail them. On the contrary, in Ezekiel 11:11 it is expressly said that the figure, in their sense of it, shall not be true. The use of and repeated recurrence to this singular figure may illustrate the familiarity of the people with language of this kind, and help us to appreciate the figurative character of many of Ezekiel's expressions.

Verse 7. - They are the flesh, etc. The prophet is led to retort their derisive or defiant words. Not they, but the carcases of their victims, were as the "flesh" in the "caldron." For themselves, there was another fate in reserve. Neither to be protected by the caldron nor to meet their doom in it, but to be brought out of it. Death, by famine, sword, or pestilence (Ezekiel 5:12), might be the doom of some, but for others, perhaps specially for those whom the prophet addresses, there would be captivity first, and death from the sword which they feared, afterwards. 11:1-13 Where Satan cannot persuade men to look upon the judgment to come as uncertain, he gains his point by persuading them to look upon it as at a distance. These wretched rulers dare to say, We are as safe in this city as flesh in a boiling pot; the walls of the city shall be to us as walls of brass, we shall receive no more damage from the besiegers than the caldron does from the fire. When sinners flatter themselves to their own ruin, it is time to tell them they shall have no peace if they go on. None shall remain in possession of the city but those who are buried in it. Those are least safe who are most secure. God is often pleased to single out some sinners for warning to others. Whether Pelatiah died at that time in Jerusalem, or when the fulfilment of the prophecy drew near, is uncertain. Like Ezekiel, we ought to be much affected with the sudden death of others, and we should still plead with the Lord to have mercy on those who remain.
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