And you, son of man, take a sharp sword, using it like a haircutter's blade, and making it go over your head and the hair of your chin: and take scales for separating the hair by weight.
You are to have a third part burned with fire inside the town, when the days of the attack are ended; and a third part you are to take and give blows with the sword round about it; and give a third part for the wind to take away, and let loose a sword after them.
And take from them a small number of hairs, folding them in your skirts.
And again take some of these and put them in the fire, burning them up in the fire; and say to all the children of Israel,
This is what the Lord has said: This is Jerusalem: I have put her among the nations, and countries are round her on every side;
And she has gone against my orders by doing evil more than the nations, and against my rules more than the countries round her: for they have given up my orders, and as for my rules, they have not gone in the way of them.