Siege of Jerusalem Symbolized

1 “Now, son of man, take a block of clay, put it in front of you and draw the city of Jerusalem on it.
References for Ezekiel 4:1
      2 Then lay siege to it: Erect siege works against it, build a ramp up to it, set up camps against it and put battering rams around it.
      References for Ezekiel 4:2
      3 Then take an iron pan, place it as an iron wall between you and the city and turn your face toward it. It will be under siege, and you shall besiege it. This will be a sign to the people of Israel.
      4 “Then lie on your left side and put the sin of the people of Israel upon yourself.a You are to bear their sin for the number of days you lie on your side.
      References for Ezekiel 4:4
        • f 4:4 - Or "upon your side"
          5 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 people of Israel.
          6 “After you have finished this, lie down again, this time on your right side, and bear the sin of the people of Judah. I have assigned you 40 days, a day for each year.
          References for Ezekiel 4:6
          7 Turn your face toward the siege of Jerusalem and with bared arm prophesy against her.
          References for Ezekiel 4:7
          8 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.
          References for Ezekiel 4:8
          9 “Take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt; 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.
          References for Ezekiel 4:9
          10 Weigh out twenty shekelsb of food to eat each day and eat it at set times.
          References for Ezekiel 4:10
            • g 4:10 - That is, about 8 ounces or about 230 grams