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Ezekiel 4:1-6 (English Standard Version)

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The Siege of Jerusalem Symbolized

1 "And you, 1son of man, 2take a brick and lay it before you, and engrave on it a city, even Jerusalem. 2 3And put siegeworks against it, 4and build a siege wall against it, 5and cast up a mound against it. Set camps also against it, 6and plant battering rams against it all around. 3 And you, take an iron griddle, and place it as an iron wall between you and the city; 7and set your face toward it, 8and let it be in a state of siege, and press the siege against it. This is 9a sign for the house of Israel. 4 "Then lie on your left side, and place the punishmenta of the house of Israel upon it. For the number of the days that you lie on it, 10you shall bear their punishment. 5 For I assign to you a number of days, days, 11equal to the number of the years of their punishment. 12So long shall you bear 13the punishment of the house of Israel. 6 And when you have completed these, you shall lie down a second time, but on your right side, and 14bear 15the punishment of the house of Judah. 16Forty days I assign you, a day for each year.
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