So I did as I was commanded.1 During the day I brought out my things packed for exile. Then in the evening I dug through the wall with my hands. I took my belongings out at dusk, carrying them on my shoulders while they watched.
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In the morning the word of the LORD came to me:
"Son of man, did not that rebellious house of Israel ask you, 'What are you doing?'2
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"Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: This oracle concerns the prince in Jerusalem and the whole house of Israel who are there.'
Say to them, 'I am a sign3 to you.' "As I have done, so it will be done to them. They will go into exile as captives.4
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"The prince among them will put his things on his shoulder at dusk5 and leave, and a hole will be dug in the wall for him to go through. He will cover his face so that he cannot see the land.6
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I will spread my net7 for him, and he will be caught in my snare;8 I will bring him to Babylonia, the land of the Chaldeans,9 but he will not see10 it, and there he will die.11
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I will scatter to the winds all those around him--his staff and all his troops--and I will pursue them with drawn sword.12
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"They will know that I am the LORD, when I disperse them among the nations13 and scatter them through the countries.
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But I will spare a few of them from the sword, famine and plague, so that in the nations where they go they may acknowledge all their detestable practices. Then they will know that I am the LORD.14"
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The word of the LORD came to me: