Ezekiel 24:11
New International Version
Then set the empty pot on the coals till it becomes hot and its copper glows, so that its impurities may be melted and its deposit burned away.

New Living Translation
Now set the empty pot on the coals. Heat it red hot! Burn away the filth and corruption.

English Standard Version
Then set it empty upon the coals, that it may become hot, and its copper may burn, that its uncleanness may be melted in it, its corrosion consumed.

Berean Study Bible
Set the empty pot on its coals until it becomes hot and its copper glows. Then its impurity will melt within; its rust will be consumed.

King James Bible
Then set it empty upon the coals thereof, that the brass of it may be hot, and may burn, and that the filthiness of it may be molten in it, that the scum of it may be consumed.

New King James Version
“Then set the pot empty on the coals, That it may become hot and its bronze may burn, That its filthiness may be melted in it, That its scum may be consumed.

New American Standard Bible
“Then set it empty on its burning coals So that it may be hot And its bronze may glow, And its filthiness may be melted in it, Its rust eliminated.

NASB 1995
“Then set it empty on its coals So that it may be hot And its bronze may glow And its filthiness may be melted in it, Its rust consumed.

NASB 1977
“Then set it empty on its coals, So that it may be hot, And its bronze may glow, And its filthiness may be melted in it, Its rust consumed.

Amplified Bible
“Then set the empty pot (Jerusalem) back on the coals So that it may be hot And its bronze may glow And its filthiness may be melted And its rust (scum) may be consumed.

Christian Standard Bible
Set the empty pot on its coals so that it becomes hot and its copper glows. Then its impurity will melt inside it; its corrosion will be consumed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Set the empty pot on its coals so that it becomes hot and its copper glows. Then its impurity will melt inside it; its rust will be consumed.

American Standard Version
Then set it empty upon the coals thereof, that it may be hot, and the brass thereof may burn, and that the filthiness of it may be molten in it, that the rust of it may be consumed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I set the heat on the coals to scorch and its brass shall be melted, and its uncleanness shall be consumed within, and her punishment shall end

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and that it may stand upon the coals, that her brass may be thoroughly heated, and be melted in the midst of her filthiness, and her scum may be consumed,

Contemporary English Version
Then set the empty pot over the hot coals until it is red-hot. That will clean the pot and burn off the rust.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

English Revised Version
Then set it empty upon the coals thereof, that it may be hot, and the brass thereof may burn, and that the filthiness of it may be molten in it, that the rust of it may be consumed.

Good News Translation
Now set the empty bronze pot on the coals and let it get red-hot. Then the pot will be ritually pure again after the corrosion is burned off,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then set the empty pot on the coals so that it gets hot and its copper glows. Its impurities will melt away, and its tarnish will burn off.

International Standard Version
Make the pot stand empty on the coals until its bronze glows red, its rust can be scoured off, and its dross completely removed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
then will I set it empty upon the coals thereof, that it may be hot, and the bottom thereof may burn, and that the impurity of it may be molten in it, that the filth of it may be consumed

Literal Standard Version
And cause it to stand empty on its coals, So that its bronze is hot and burning, Its uncleanness has been melted in its midst, Its scum is consumed.

NET Bible
Set the empty pot on the coals, until it becomes hot and its copper glows, until its uncleanness melts within it and its rot is consumed.

New Heart English Bible
Then set it empty on its coals, that it may be hot, and its bronze may burn, and that its filthiness may be molten in it, that its rust may be consumed.

World English Bible
Then set it empty on its coals, that it may be hot, and its brass may burn, and that its filthiness may be molten in it, that its rust may be consumed.

Young's Literal Translation
And cause it to stand on its coals empty, So that its brass is hot and burning, Melted hath been in its midst its uncleanness, Consumed is its scum.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Parable of the Cooking Pot
10Pile on the logs and kindle the fire; cook the meat well and mix in the spices; let the bones be burned. 11Set the empty pot on its coals until it becomes hot and its copper glows. Then its impurity will melt within; its rust will be consumed. 12It has frustrated every effort; its thick rust has not been removed, even by the fire.…

Cross References
Jeremiah 21:10
For I have set My face against this city to bring disaster and not good, declares the LORD. It will be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon, who will destroy it with fire.'

Ezekiel 22:15
I will disperse you among the nations and scatter you throughout the lands; I will purge your uncleanness.

Ezekiel 23:27
So I will put an end to your indecency and prostitution, which began in the land of Egypt, and you will not lift your eyes to them or remember Egypt anymore.'

Ezekiel 24:10
Pile on the logs and kindle the fire; cook the meat well and mix in the spices; let the bones be burned.

Malachi 4:1
"For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, when all the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble; the day is coming when I will set them ablaze," says the LORD of Hosts. "Not a root or branch will be left to them."


Treasury of Scripture

Then set it empty on the coals thereof, that the brass of it may be hot, and may burn, and that the filthiness of it may be molten in it, that the scum of it may be consumed.

set it

Jeremiah 21:10
For I have set my face against this city for evil, and not for good, saith the LORD: it shall be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire.

Jeremiah 32:29
And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city, shall come and set fire on this city, and burn it with the houses, upon whose roofs they have offered incense unto Baal, and poured out drink offerings unto other gods, to provoke me to anger.

Jeremiah 37:10
For though ye had smitten the whole army of the Chaldeans that fight against you, and there remained but wounded men among them, yet should they rise up every man in his tent, and burn this city with fire.

that the filthiness

Ezekiel 20:38
And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 22:15
And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee.

Ezekiel 23:26,27,47,48
They shall also strip thee out of thy clothes, and take away thy fair jewels…









(11) Set it empty upon the coals.--Keeping up the strong figure of the parable, after all the inhabitants have passed under judgment the city itself is to be purged by fire. It is unnecessary here to think of heat as removing the rust (scum) from the cauldron; the prophet's mind is not upon any physical effect, but upon the methods of purifying defiled metallic vessels under the law (see Numbers 31:23). It was a symbolical rather than a material purification, and in the present case involved the actual destruction of the city itself. In Ezekiel 24:11-14, the obduracy of the people is set forth in strong language, together with the completeness of the coming judgment in contrast to the in-effectiveness of all former efforts for their reformation (Ezekiel 24:13); and, finally, the adaptation of the punishment to the sin (Ezekiel 24:14). The word translated "lies" in Ezekiel 24:12 means pains or labour. Translate, The labour is in vain; her rust does not go out of her, even her rust with fire. In Ezekiel 24:13 "lewdness" would be better rendered abomination. . . . Verse 11. - Then set it empty upon the coals, etc. The empty cauldron is, of course, the city bereaved of its inhabitants. The fire must go on till the rust is consumed. There is, however, in spite of the seemingly terrible hopelessness of the sentence, a gleam of hope, as there had been in Ezekiel 16:42. When the punishment had done its full work, then Jehovah might cause his fury to rest (Ver. 13). Till then he declares, through the prophet, there will be no mitigation of the punishment. The word has gone forth, and there will be no change of purpose.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Set
וְהַעֲמִידֶ֥הָ (wə·ha·‘ă·mî·ḏe·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

the empty
רֵקָ֑ה (rê·qāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7386: Empty, worthless

pot on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

its coals
גֶּחָלֶ֖יהָ (ge·ḥā·le·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1513: An ember

until
לְמַ֨עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Conjunction
Strong's 4616: Purpose -- intent

it becomes hot
תֵּחַ֜ם (tê·ḥam)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3179: To be hot, to conceive

and its copper
נְחֻשְׁתָּ֗הּ (nə·ḥuš·tāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5178: Copper, something made of that metal, coin, a fetter, base

glows.
וְחָ֣רָה (wə·ḥā·rāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 2787: To be hot or scorched, to burn

Then its impurity
טֻמְאָתָ֔הּ (ṭum·’ā·ṯāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 2932: Religious impurity

will melt
וְנִתְּכָ֤ה (wə·nit·tə·ḵāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5413: To pour forth, be poured out

within;
בְתוֹכָהּ֙ (ḇə·ṯō·w·ḵāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8432: A bisection, the centre

its rust
חֶלְאָתָֽהּ׃ (ḥel·’ā·ṯāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 2457: Disease, rust

will be consumed.
תִּתֻּ֖ם (tit·tum)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 8552: To be complete or finished


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