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The Lord said, “Ezekiel, son of man, these men are making evil plans and giving dangerous advice to the people of Jerusalem. They say things like, ‘Let’s build more houses.[a] This city is like a cooking pot over a fire, and we are the meat, but at least the pot keeps us from being burned in the fire.’[b] So, Ezekiel, condemn them!”

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Footnotes

  1. 11.3 Let’s. . . houses: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
  2. 11.3 the pot keeps us from being burned in the fire: These leaders were trying to convince the people of Jerusalem that they were secure, and that their future was bright.

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