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Ezekiel 4
New Living Translation

A Sign of the Coming Siege

4“And now, son of man, take a large clay brick and set it down in front of you. Then draw a map of the city of Jerusalem on it.H1121H120H3947H3843H5414H6440H2710H5892H3389 2Show the city under siege. Build a wall around it so no one can escape. Set up the enemy camp, and surround the city with siege ramps and battering rams.H5414H4692H1129H1785H8210H5550H5414H4264H7760H3733H5439 3Then take an iron griddle and place it between you and the city. Turn toward the city and demonstrate how harsh the siege will be against Jerusalem. This will be a warning to the people of Israel.H3947H1270H4227H5414H7023H1270H5892H3559H6440H4692H6696H226H1004H3478 4“Now lie on your left side and place the sins of Israel on yourself. You are to bear their sins for the number of days you lie there on your side.H7901H8042H6654H7760H5771H1004H3478H4557H3117H7901H5375H5771 5I am requiring you to bear Israel’s sins for 390 days—one day for each year of their sin.H5414H8141H5771H4557H3117H7969H3967H8673H3117H5375H5771H1004H3478 6After that, turn over and lie on your right side for 40 days—one day for each year of Judah’s sin.H3615H428H7901H8145H3233H3227H6654H5375H5771H1004H3063H705H3117H5414H3117H3117H8141H8141 7“Meanwhile, keep staring at the siege of Jerusalem. Lie there with your arm bared and prophesy her destruction.H3559H6440H4692H3389H2220H2834H5012 8I will tie you up with ropes so you won’t be able to turn from side to side until the days of your siege have been completed.H5414H5688H2015H6654H6654H3615H3117H4692 9“Now go and get some wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, and emmer wheat, and mix them together in a storage jar. Use them to make bread for yourself during the 390 days you will be lying on your side.H3947H2406H8184H6321H5742H1764H3698H5414H259H3627H6213H3899H4557H3117H7901H6654H7969H3967H8673H3117H398 10Ration this out to yourself, eight ounces of food for each day, and eat it at set times.H3978H398H4946H6242H8255H3117H6256H6256H398 11Then measure out a jar of water for each day, and drink it at set times.H8354H4325H4884H8345H1969H6256H6256H8354 12Prepare and eat this food as you would barley cakes. While all the people are watching, bake it over a fire using dried human dung as fuel and then eat the bread.”H398H8184H5692H5746H1561H6627H120H5869 13Then the Lord said, “This is how Israel will eat defiled bread in the Gentile lands to which I will banish them!”H3068H559H1121H3478H398H2931H3899H1471H5080 14Then I said, “O Sovereign Lord, must I be defiled by using human dung? For I have never been defiled before. From the time I was a child until now I have never eaten any animal that died of sickness or was killed by other animals. I have never eaten any meat forbidden by the law.”H559H162H136H3069H5315H2930H5271H398H5038H2966H935H6292H1320H6310 15“All right,” the Lord said. “You may bake your bread with cow dung instead of human dung.”H559H7200H5414H1241H6832H6832H120H1561H6213H3899 16Then he told me, “Son of man, I will make food very scarce in Jerusalem. It will be weighed out with great care and eaten fearfully. The water will be rationed out drop by drop, and the people will drink it with dismay.H559H1121H120H7665H4294H3899H3389H398H3899H4948H1674H8354H4325H4884H8078 17Lacking food and water, people will look at one another in terror, and they will waste away under their punishment.H2637H3899H4325H8074H376H251H4743H5771


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