Under the parable of a boiling pot is shewn the utter destruction of Jerusalem: for which the Jews at Babylon shall not dare to mourn.
 And the word of the Lord came to me in the ninth year, in the tenth month, the tenth day of the month, saying:
Et factum est verbum Domini ad me in anno nono, in mense decimo, decima die mensis, dicens :
 Son of man, write thee the name of this day, on which the king of Babylon hath set himself against Jerusalem today.
Fili hominis, scribe tibi nomen diei hujus, in qua confirmatus est rex Babylonis adversum Jerusalem hodie.
 And thou shalt speak by a figure a parable to the provoking house, and say to them: Thus saith the Lord God: Set on a pot, set it on, I say, and put water into it.
Et dices per proverbium ad domum irritatricem parabolam, et loqueris ad eos : Haec dicit Dominus Deus : Pone ollam; pone, inquam, et mitte in eam aquam.
 Heap together into it the pieces thereof, every good piece, the thigh and the shoulder, choice pieces and full of bones.
Congere frusta ejus in eam, omnem partem bonam, femur et armum, electa et ossibus plena.
 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.
Pinguissimum pecus assume, compone quoque strues ossium sub ea : efferbuit coctio ejus, et discocta sunt ossa illius in medio ejus.
 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the bloody city, to the pot whose rust is in it, and its rust is not gone out of it: cast it out piece by piece, there hath no lot fallen upon it.
Propterea haec dicit Dominus Deus : Vae civitati sanguinum, ollae cujus rubigo in ea est, et rubigo ejus non exivit de ea! Per partes et per partes suas ejice eam : non cecidit super eam sors.
 For her blood is in the midst of her, she hath shed it upon the smooth rock: she hath not shed it upon the ground, that it might be covered with dust.
Sanguis enim ejus in medio ejus est, super limpidissimam petram effudit illum : et effudit illum super terram, et possit operiri pulvere.
 And that I might bring my indignation upon her, and take my vengeance: I have shed her blood upon the smooth rock, that it should not be covered.
Ut superinducerem indignationem meam, et vindicta ulciscerer, dedi sanguinem ejus super petram limpidissimam, ne operiretur.
 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the bloody city, of which I will make a great bonfire.
Propterea haec dicit Dominus Deus : Vae civitati sanguinum, cujus ego grandem faciam pyram!
 Heap together the bones, which I will burn with fire: the flesh shall be consumed, and the whole composition shall be sodden, and the bones shall be consumed.
Congere ossa, quae igne succendam : consumentur carnes, et coquetur universa compositio, et ossa tabescent.
 Then set it empty upon burning coals, that it may be hot, and the brass thereof may be melted: and let the filth of it be melted in the midst thereof, and let the rust of it be consumed.
Pone quoque eam super prunas vacuam, ut incalescat, et liquefiat aes ejus, et confletur in medio ejus inquinamentum ejus, et consumatur rubigo ejus.
 Great pains have been taken, and the great rust thereof is not gone out, not even by fire.
Multo labore sudatum est, et non exivit de ea nimia rubigo ejus, neque per ignem.
 Thy uncleanness is execrable: because I desired to cleanse thee, and thou art not cleansed from thy filthiness: neither shalt thou be cleansed, before I cause my indignation to rest in thee.
Immunditia tua execrabilis, quia mundare te volui, et non es mundata a sordibus tuis : sed nec mundaberis prius, donec quiescere faciam indignationem meam in te.
 I the Lord have spoken: it shall come to pass, and I will do it: I will not pass by, nor spare, nor be pacified: I will judge thee according to thy ways, and according to thy doings, saith the Lord.
Ego Dominus locutus sum : veniet, et faciam : non transeam, nec parcam, nec placabor : juxta vias tuas, et juxta adinventiones tuas judicabo te, dicit Dominus.
 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
Et factum est verbum Domini ad me, dicens :
 Son of man, behold I take from thee the desire of thy eyes with a stroke: and thou shalt not lament, nor weep: neither shall thy tears run down.
Fili hominis, ecce ego tollo a te desiderabile oculorum tuorum in plaga : et non planges, neque plorabis, neque fluent lacrimae tuae.
 Sigh in silence, make no mourning for the dead: let the tire of thy head be upon thee, and thy shoes on thy feet, and cover not thy face, nor eat the meat of mourners.
Ingemisce tacens : mortuorum luctum non facies : corona tua circumligata sit tibi, et calceamenta tua erunt in pedibus tuis : nec amictu ora velabis, nec cibos lugentium comedes.
 So I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening: and I did in the morning as he had commanded me.
Locutus sum ergo ad populum mane, et mortua est uxor mea vespere : fecique mane sicut praeceperat mihi.
 And the people said to me: Why dost thou not tell us what these things mean that thou doest?
Et dixit ad me populus : Quare non indicas nobis quid ista significent quae tu facis?
 And I said to them: The word of the Lord came to me, saying:
Et dixi ad eos : Sermo Domini factus est ad me, dicens :
 Speak to the house of Israel: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I will profane my sanctuary, the glory of your realm, and the thing that your eyes desire, and for which your soul feareth: your sons, and your daughters, whom you have left, shall fall by the sword.
Loquere domui Israel : Haec dicit Dominus Deus : Ecce ego polluam sanctuarium meum, superbiam imperii vestri, et desiderabile oculorum vestrorum, et super quo pavet anima vestra : filii vestri, et filiae vestrae, quas reliquistis, gladio cadent.
 And you shall do as I have done: you shall not cover your faces, nor shall you eat the meat of mourners.
Et facietis sicut feci : ora amictu non velabitis, et cibos lugentium non comedetis :
 You shall have crowns on your heads, and shoes on your feet: you shall not lament nor weep, but you shall pine away for your iniquities, and every one shall sigh with his brother.
coronas habebitis in capitibus vestris, et calceamenta in pedibus : non plangetis, neque flebitis, sed tabescetis in iniquitatibus vestris, et unusquisque gemet ad fratrem suum.
 And Ezechiel shall be unto you for a sign of things to come: according to all that he hath done, so shall you do, when this shall come to pass: and you shall know that I am the Lord God.
Eritque Ezechiel vobis in portentum : juxta omnia quae fecit, facietis cum venerit istud : et scietis quia ego Dominus Deus.
 And thou, O son of man, behold in the day wherein I will take away from them their strength, and the joy of their glory, and the desire of their eyes, upon which their souls rest, their sons and their daughters.
Et tu, fili hominis, ecce in die qua tollam ab eis fortitudinem eorum, et gaudium dignitatis, et desiderium oculorum eorum, super quo requiescunt animae eorum, filios et filias eorum :
 In that day when he that escapeth shall come to thee, to tell thee:
in die illa, cum venerit fugiens ad te ut annuntiet tibi :
 In that day, I say, shall thy mouth be opened to him that hath escaped, and thou shalt speak, and shalt be silent no more: and thou shalt be unto them for a sign of things to come, and you shall know that I am the Lord.
in die, inquam illa, aperietur os tuum cum eo qui fugit : et loqueris, et non silebis ultra : erisque eis in portentum, et scietis quia ego Dominus.