I have assigned you the same number of days as the years of their sin. So for 390 days you will bear the sin of the house of Israel.
"After you have finished this, lie down again, this time on your right side, and bear the sin1 of the house of Judah. I have assigned you 40 days, a day for each year.27
Turn your face3 toward the siege of Jerusalem and with bared arm prophesy against her.
I will tie you up with ropes so that you cannot turn from one side to the other until you have finished the days of your siege.49
"Take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt;5 put them in a storage jar and use them to make bread for yourself. You are to eat it during the 390 days you lie on your side.
Weigh out twenty shekelsa6 of food to eat each day and eat it at set times.
Also measure out a sixth of a hinb of water and drink it at set times.712
Eat the food as you would a barley cake; bake it in the sight of the people, using human excrement8 for fuel."
The LORD said, "In this way the people of Israel will eat defiled food among the nations where I will drive them."914
Then I said, "Not so, Sovereign LORD!10 I have never defiled myself. From my youth until now I have never eaten anything found dead11 or torn by wild animals. No unclean meat has ever entered my mouth.12"
"Very well," he said, "I will let you bake your bread over cow manure instead of human excrement."