New Living Translation
They say to the people, 'Is it not a good time to build houses? This city is like an iron pot. We are safe inside it like meat in a pot.'
King James Bible
Which say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is the caldron, and we be the flesh.
Darby Bible Translation
who say, It is not the time to build houses: this is the cauldron, and we are the flesh.
World English Bible
who say, [The time] is not near to build houses: this [city] is the caldron, and we are the flesh.
Young's Literal Translation
who are saying, It is not near -- to build houses, it is the pot, and we the flesh.
Ezekiel 11:3 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:3 It - The threatened danger and ruin by the Chaldeans. The caldron - This is an impious scoff, yet mixt with some fear of the prophet, Jer 1:13.
To a modern taste, Ezekiel does not appeal anything like so powerfully as Isaiah or Jeremiah. He has neither the majesty of the one nor the tenderness and passion of the other. There is much in him that is fantastic, and much that is ritualistic. His imaginations border sometimes on the grotesque and sometimes on the mechanical. Yet he is a historical figure of the first importance; it was very largely from him that Judaism received the ecclesiastical impulse by which for centuries it was powerfully …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
2 Peter 3:4
They will say, "What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created."
2 Kings 4:38
Elisha now returned to Gilgal, and there was a famine in the land. One day as the group of prophets was seated before him, he said to his servant, "Put a large pot on the fire, and make some stew for the rest of the group."
Then the LORD spoke to me again and asked, "What do you see now?" And I replied, "I see a pot of boiling water, spilling from the north."
"Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: This city is an iron pot all right, but the pieces of meat are the victims of your injustice. As for you, I will soon drag you from this pot.
No, this city will not be an iron pot for you, and you will not be like meat safe inside it. I will judge you even to the borders of Israel,
"Son of man, you've heard that proverb they quote in Israel: 'Time passes, and prophecies come to nothing.'
Then give these rebels an illustration with this message from the Sovereign LORD: "Put a pot on the fire, and pour in some water.
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