Ezekiel 24:5
New International Version
take the pick of the flock. Pile wood beneath it for the bones; bring it to a boil and cook the bones in it.

New Living Translation
Use only the best sheep from the flock, and heap fuel on the fire beneath the pot. Bring the pot to a boil, and cook the bones along with the meat.

English Standard Version
Take the choicest one of the flock; pile the logs under it; boil it well; seethe also its bones in it.

Berean Study Bible
Take the choicest of the flock and pile the fuel beneath it. Bring it to a boil and cook the bones in it.’

New American Standard Bible
"Take the choicest of the flock, And also pile wood under the pot. Make it boil vigorously. Also seethe its bones in it."

King James Bible
Take the choice of the flock, and burn also the bones under it, and make it boil well, and let them seethe the bones of it therein.

Christian Standard Bible
Take the choicest of the flock and also pile up the fuel under it. Bring it to a boil and cook the bones in it.

Contemporary English Version
Pile wood underneath the pot, and let the meat and bones boil until they are done."

Good News Translation
Use the meat of the finest sheep; pile the wood under the pot. Let the water boil; boil the bones and the meat."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Take the choicest of the flock and also pile up the fuel under it. Bring it to a boil and cook the bones in it."

International Standard Version
Take the best bones from the flock, pile wood under the pot for the bones, bring it to a boil, and then cook the bones in it."'"

NET Bible
Take the choice bone of the flock, heap up bones under it; boil rapidly, and boil its bones in it.

New Heart English Bible
Take the choice of the flock, and also a pile of wood for the bones under the caldron; make it boil well; yes, let its bones be boiled in its midst."'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
selected from the best sheep. Pile wood under the pot. Bring the mixture in the pot to a boil. Cook the bones that are in it well.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Take the choice of the flock, And pile also the bones under it; Make it boil well, That the bones thereof may also be seethed in the midst of it.

New American Standard 1977
“Take the choicest of the flock, And also pile wood under the pot. Make it boil vigorously. Also seethe its bones in it.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Take the choice of the flock and burn also the bones under it and make it boil well and let them seethe the bones of it therein.

King James 2000 Bible
Take the choice of the flock, and burn also the bones under it, and make it boil well, and let them seethe its bones in it.

American King James Version
Take the choice of the flock, and burn also the bones under it, and make it boil well, and let them seethe the bones of it therein.

American Standard Version
Take the choice of the flock, and also a pile of wood for the bones under the caldron ; make it boil well; yea, let the bones thereof be boiled in the midst of it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
which are taken from choice cattle, and burn the bones under them: her bones are boiled and cooked in the midst of her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take the fattest of the flock, and lay together piles of bones under it: the seething thereof is boiling hot, and the bones thereof are thoroughly sodden in the midst of it.

Darby Bible Translation
take the choice of the flock; and also [put] a pile of wood under it, for the bones; make it boil well, and let the bones of it seethe therein.

English Revised Version
Take the choice of the flock, and pile also the bones under it: make it boil well; yea, let the bones thereof be seethed in the midst of it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Take the choice of the flock, and burn also the bones under it, and make it boil well, and let them boil its bones in it.

World English Bible
Take the choice of the flock, and also a pile [of wood] for the bones under [the caldron]; make it boil well; yes, let its bones be boiled in its midst.

Young's Literal Translation
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.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Cooking Pot
4Put in the pieces of meat, every good piece—thigh and shoulder—fill it with choice bones. 5Take the choicest of the flock and pile the fuel beneath it. Bring it to a boil and cook the bones in it.’ 6Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Woe to the city of bloodshed, to the pot now rusted, whose rust will not come off! Empty it piece by piece; cast no lots for its contents.…
Cross References
Genesis 25:29
One day, while Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the field and was famished.

Jeremiah 39:6
There at Riblah the king of Babylon slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and he also killed all the nobles of Judah.

Jeremiah 52:10
There at Riblah the king of Babylon slaughtered Zedekiah's sons before his eyes, and he also killed all the officials of Judah.

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.

Treasury of Scripture

Take the choice of the flock, and burn also the bones under it, and make it boil well, and let them seethe the bones of it therein.

the choice

Ezekiel 20:47
And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

Ezekiel 34:16,17,20
I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment…

Jeremiah 39:6
Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah.

burn.

Ezekiel 24:9,10
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city! I will even make the pile for fire great…







Lexicon
Take
לָק֔וֹחַ (lā·qō·w·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

the choicest
מִבְחַ֤ר (miḇ·ḥar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4005: Choicest, best

of the flock
הַצֹּאן֙ (haṣ·ṣōn)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock

and
וְגַ֛ם (wə·ḡam)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

pile the fuel
דּ֥וּר (dūr)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1754: A circle, ball, pile

beneath it.
תַּחְתֶּ֑יהָ (taḥ·te·hā)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

Bring it to a boil
רְתָחֶ֔יהָ (rə·ṯā·ḥe·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7570: To boil

and
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

cook
בָּשְׁל֥וּ (bā·šə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1310: To boil up, cooking, to ripen

the bones
הָעֲצָמִ֖ים (hā·‘ă·ṣā·mîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6106: A bone, the body, the substance, selfsame

in it.’
בְּתוֹכָֽהּ׃ (bə·ṯō·w·ḵāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8432: A bisection, the centre
(5) Burn also the bones under it.--It is uncertain whether this is or is not the exact sense. The word for "burn" means, as is shown in the margin, heap, and is a noun. This is taken by many with a verb implied, in the sense of "make a heap of wood to burn the bones." On the other hand, the sense of the text is that given in most of the ancient versions, and it is certain that bones, before the fat is extracted, may be used for fuel. It is better, therefore, to translate quite literally, heap the bones under it, leaving the same ambiguity as in the original as to whether the bones are to be burned upon the fuel or themselves used for fuel. In either case, the bones are those which are left after "the good pieces" have been put into the cauldron. No part of the people shall escape; the refuse alike with the choice is doomed to destruction.

Verse 5. - Burn also the bones under it; better, with the Vulgate and Revised Version, pile the bones. The bones of animals were often used as fuel. Currey quotes an interesting passage from Livingstone's 'Last Journal,' 1. p. 347, narrating how, when the supply of ordinary fuel failed, he made his steamer work with the bones of elephants. See a like practice among the Scythians (Herod., 4:61). 24:1-14 The pot on the fire represented Jerusalem besieged by the Chaldeans: all orders and ranks were within the walls, prepared as a prey for the enemy. They ought to have put away their transgressions, as the scum, which rises by the heat of the fire, is taken from the top of the pot. But they grew worse, and their miseries increased. Jerusalem was to be levelled with the ground. The time appointed for the punishment of wicked men may seem to come slowly, but it will come surely. It is sad to think how many there are, on whom ordinances and providences are all lost.
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