"As for you, son of man, take a 1sharpsword; take and ause it as a barber'srazor on your head and beard. Then take2scales for weighing and dividebthe hair.
2"Onethird you shall burn in the fire at the center of the city, when the 3days of the siege are completed. Then you shall takeonethird and strike it with the swordallaroundcthe city, and onethird you shall scatter to the wind; and I will 4unsheathe a swordbehind them.
3"Take also a few in number from dthem and bind them in the edges of your robes.
4"Takeagainsome of them and throw them into the fire and burn them in the fire; from it a fire will espread to all the house of Israel.
5"Thussays the LordfGOD, 'This is 5Jerusalem; I have set her at the 6center of the nations, with landsaround her.
'But she has rebelledagainst My ordinancesmorewickedlythan the nations and against My statutes7morethan the landswhichsurround her; for they have 8rejected My ordinances and have not walkedgin My statutes.'