And you will do as I have done. You will not cover the lower part of your face1 or eat the customary food [of mourners].223
You will keep your turbans3 on your heads and your sandals4 on your feet. You will not mourn5 or weep but will waste away6 because ofa your sins and groan among yourselves.724
Ezekiel8 will be a sign9 to you; you will do just as he has done. When this happens, you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.'
"And you, son of man, on the day I take away their stronghold, their joy and glory, the delight of their eyes,10 their heart's desire,11 and their sons and daughters12 as well--
on that day a fugitive will come to tell you13 the news.
At that time your mouth will be opened; you will speak with him and will no longer be silent.14 So you will be a sign to them, and they will know that I am the LORD.15"