Turn your face1 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.29
"Take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt;3 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 shekelsa4 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.512
Eat the food as you would a barley cake; bake it in the sight of the people, using human excrement6 for fuel."
The LORD said, "In this way the people of Israel will eat defiled food among the nations where I will drive them."714
Then I said, "Not so, Sovereign LORD!8 I have never defiled myself. From my youth until now I have never eaten anything found dead9 or torn by wild animals. No unclean meat has ever entered my mouth.10"
"Very well," he said, "I will let you bake your bread over cow manure instead of human excrement."
He then said to me: "Son of man, I will cut off11 the supply of food in Jerusalem. The people will eat rationed food in anxiety and drink rationed water in despair,1217
for food and water will be scarce.13 They will be appalled at the sight of each other and will waste away because ofc their sin.14