Ezekiel, Chapter 4

4:1 You also, Son of Man, take for yourself a tile, and lay it before you, and portray on it a city, even Jerusalem:
4:2 and lay siege against it, and build forts against it, and cast up a mound against it; set camps also against it, and plant battering rams against it round about.
4:3 And you take to yourself an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between you and the city: and set your face toward it, and it will be besieged, and you will lay siege against it. This will be a sign to the house of Israel.
4:4 Moreover you lie on your left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel on it; [according to] the number of the days that you will lie on it, you will bear their iniquity.
4:5 For I have appointed the years of their iniquity to be to you a number of days, even three hundred and ninety days: so you will bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.
4:6 And again, when you have accomplished these, you will lie on your right side, and will bear the iniquity of the house of Judah: forty days, each day for a year, I have appointed it to you.
4:7 And you will set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem, with your arm uncovered; and you will prophesy against it.
4:8 And, look, I lay bands on you, and you will not turn from one side to the other, until you have accomplished the days of your siege.
4:9 You take also to yourself wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and spelt, and put them in one vessel, and make yourself bread of them; [according to] the number of the days that you will lie on your side, even three hundred and ninety days, you will eat of it.
4:10 And your food which you will eat will be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time you will eat it.
4:11 And you will drink water by measure, the sixth part of a hin: from time to time you will drink.
4:12 And you will eat it as barley cakes, and you will bake it in their sight with dung that comes out of man.
4:13 And Yahweh said, Even thus will the sons of Israel eat their bread unclean, among the nations where I will drive them.
4:14 Then I said, Ah Sovereign Yahweh! Look, my soul has not been polluted; for from my youth up even until now I have not eaten of that which dies of itself, or is torn of beasts; neither has there come contaminated flesh into my mouth.
4:15 Then he said to me, See, I have given you cow's dung for man's dung, and you will prepare your bread on it.
4:16 Moreover he said to me, Son of Man, look, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they will eat bread by weight, and with fearfulness; and they will drink water by measure, and in dismay:
4:17 that they may want bread and water, and be dismayed a man and his brother, and pine away in their iniquity.

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