"Now, son of man, take a clay tablet, put it in front of you and draw the city of Jerusalem on it.
Then lay siege to it: Erect siege works against it, build a ramp1 up to it, set up camps against it and put battering rams around it.23
Then take an iron pan,3 place it as an iron wall between you and the city and turn your face toward4 it. It will be under siege, and you shall besiege it. This will be a sign5 to the house of Israel.64
"Then lie on your left side and put the sin of the house of Israel upon yourself.a You are to bear their sin for the number of days you lie on your side.