Turn your face1 toward the siege of Jerusalem and with bared arm prophesy against her.
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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.2
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"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.
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Weigh out twenty shekels4 of food to eat each day and eat it at set times.
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Also measure out a sixth of a hin of water and drink it at set times.5
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Eat the food as you would a barley cake; bake it in the sight of the people, using human excrement6 for fuel."
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The LORD said, "In this way the people of Israel will eat defiled food among the nations where I will drive them."7
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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"
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"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,12
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for food and water will be scarce.13 They will be appalled at the sight of each other and will waste away because of their sin.14
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