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Ezekiel 24:5

    Ezekiel 24:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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 King James Version (AKJV)

    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 (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Take the best of the flock, put much wood under it: see that its bits are boiling well; let the bones be cooked inside it.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for Ezekiel 24:5

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Seethe - To cook.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 24:5

    Make it boil well - Let it boil over, that its own scum may augment the fire, that the bones - the soldiers, may be seethed therein. Let its contentions, divided counsels, and disunion be the means of increasing its miseries, רתח רתחיה rattach rethacheyha, let it bubble its bubbling; something like that of the poet: -

    "Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble:

    Fire burn, and cauldron bubble."

    Very like the noise made by ebullition, when a pot of thick broth, "sleek and slab," is set over a fierce fire. Such was that here represented in which all the flesh, the fat and the bones were to be boiled, and generally dissolved together.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 24:5

    Burn - Rather, as in margin; the bones would serve for fuel.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 24:5

    24:5 The bones - Not of the pieces to be boiled, but of the many innocents murdered in Jerusalem; for their blood crieth for vengeance, and their bones scattered on the face of the earth, will both make and maintain this fire.