Siege of Jerusalem Illustrated on a Brick

1 "Now, son of man, take for yourself a brick, and you must put it {before you}, and you must portray on it a city, Jerusalem.

References for Ezekiel 4:1

    • a 4:1 - Or "And"
    • b 4:1 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
    • c 4:1 - Literally "to the face of you"
      2 And you must build against it siege works, and you must build against it [a] bulwark, and you must heap against it a siege ramp, and you must set up against it camps and put against it a battering ram all around.
      3 And take for yourself a plate of iron, and you must place it [as] a wall of iron between you and the city, and you must set your face against it, and it must be {under siege}, and you must lay the siege against it; it is a sign for the house of Israel.

      References for Ezekiel 4:3

        • d 4:3 - Literally "in the siege"
          4 And you, lie down on your left side, and you must put the guilt of the house of Israel on it. You will carry their guilt the number of days that you will lie on it.

          References for Ezekiel 4:4

            • e 4:4 - Or "you will put"
              5 And I will give to you the years of their guilt according to [the] number of [the] days, three hundred and ninety days, and you must bear the guilt of the house of Israel.

              References for Ezekiel 4:5

                • f 4:5 - Or "punishment"
                  6 When you have completed these, then you must lie a second [time] on your right side; and you must bear the guilt of the house of Judah forty days, a day for each year, a day for each year I give it to you.

                  References for Ezekiel 4:6

                    • g 4:6 - Or "punishment"
                      7 And toward the siege of Jerusalem you must set your face and your bared arm; then you must prophesy against it.
                      8 Now look! I [will] put on you cords, and you may not turn yourself from [one] side to your [other] side until you complete the days of your siege.

                      References for Ezekiel 4:8

                        • h 4:8 - Or "and"

                          Ezekiel’s Strange Defiled Meal

                          9 "And you, take for yourself wheat and barley and beans and lentils and millet and spelt, and you must put them in one vessel, and you must make them for yourself into a food [during] the number of days that you [are] lying on your side; three hundred and ninety days you shall eat it.

                          References for Ezekiel 4:9

                            • i 4:9 - Hebrew "you"
                            • j 4:9 - Or "sorghum"
                            • k 4:9 - Hebrew "you"
                              10 And your food that you will eat [will be] according to weight; twenty shekels for each day {at fixed times} you shall eat it.

                              References for Ezekiel 4:10

                                • l 4:10 - Hebrew "will eat it"
                                • m 4:10 - Literally "from time to time"
                                  11 And {an amount of water} you shall drink, a sixth of a hin; {at fixed times} you shall drink [it].

                                  References for Ezekiel 4:11

                                    • n 4:11 - Literally "water by amount"
                                    • o 4:11 - Literally "from time to time"
                                      12 And [as a] bread-cake of barley you shall eat it, and {with human excrement} you shall bake it before their eyes."

                                      References for Ezekiel 4:12

                                        • p 4:12 - Literally "with human dung of the excrement of the human"
                                          13 And Yahweh said, "Thus shall the {Israelites} eat their unclean food among the nations {where I will scatter them}."

                                          References for Ezekiel 4:13

                                            • q 4:13 - Literally "sons/children of Israel"
                                            • r 4:13 - Literally "which I will scatter them there"
                                              14 And I said, "Ah, Lord Yahweh! Look! I have not been defiling myself, and a dead body and mangled carcass I have not eaten from my childhood until now, and {unclean meat} has not come into my mouth!"

                                              References for Ezekiel 4:14

                                                • s 4:14 - Literally "flesh of unclean meat"
                                                  15 And he said to me, "See I will give you {cattle manure} in the place of the feces of a human, and you may prepare your food on it."

                                                  References for Ezekiel 4:15

                                                    • t 4:15 - Literally "the manure of cattle"
                                                      16 And he said to me, "Son of man, look, I [am] going to break the {supply} of bread in Jerusalem, and they will eat bread by weight, {anxiously}, and {rationed water}, and they will drink with horror,

                                                      References for Ezekiel 4:16

                                                        • u 4:16 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
                                                        • v 4:16 - Literally "staff"
                                                        • w 4:16 - Literally "and with worry"
                                                        • x 4:16 - Literally "and water by amount"
                                                          17 so that they will lack food and water, and they will be appalled {with one another}, and they will waste away because of their guilt.

                                                          References for Ezekiel 4:17

                                                            • y 4:17 - Literally "a man and his brother"
                                                            • z 4:17 - Or "punishment"