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Ezekiel 4:9-17 (Lexham English Bible)

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Ezekiel’s Strange Defiled Meal

9 "And you, take for yourselfa wheat and barley and beans and lentils and milletb and spelt, and you must put them in one vessel, and you must make them for yourselfc into a food [during] the number of days that you [are] lying on your side; three hundred and ninety days you shall eat it. 10 And your food that you will eatd [will be] according to weight; twenty shekels for each day {at fixed times}e you shall eat it. 11 And {an amount of water}f you shall drink, a sixth of a hin; {at fixed times}g you shall drink [it]. 12 And [as a] bread-cake of barley you shall eat it, and {with human excrement}h you shall bake it before their eyes." 13 And Yahweh said, "Thus shall the {Israelites}i eat their unclean food among the nations {where I will scatter them}."j 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}k has not come into my mouth!" 15 And he said to me, "See I will give you {cattle manure}l in the place of the feces of a human, and you may prepare your food on it." 16 And he said to me, "Son of man,m look, I [am] going to break the {supply}n of bread in Jerusalem, and they will eat bread by weight, {anxiously},o and {rationed water},p and they will drink with horror, 17 so that they will lack food and water, and they will be appalled {with one another},q and they will waste away because of their guilt.r
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