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Ezekiel 11:3

Context
11:3 They say, 1  ‘The time is not near to build houses; 2  the city 3  is a cooking pot 4  and we are the meat in it.’

Ezekiel 11:6-7

Context
11:6 You have killed many people in this city; you have filled its streets with corpses.’ 11:7 Therefore, this is what the sovereign Lord says: ‘The corpses you have dumped 5  in the midst of the city 6  are the meat, and this city 7  is the cooking pot, but I will take you out of it. 8 

1 tn The Hebrew verb may mean “think” in this context. This content of what they say (or think) represents their point of view.

2 sn The expression build houses may mean “establish families” (Deut 25:9; Ruth 4:11; Prov 24:27).

3 tn Heb “she” or “it”; the feminine pronoun refers here to Jerusalem.

4 sn Jerusalem is also compared to a pot in Ezek 24:3-8. The siege of the city is pictured as heating up the pot.

5 tn Heb “placed.”

6 tn Heb “in its midst.”

7 tn Heb “she/it.” See v. 3.

8 tc Many of the versions read “I will bring you out” (active) rather than “he brought out” (the reading of MT).



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