"And now, son of man, take a large brick and set it down in front of you. Then draw a map of the city of Jerusalem on it.
Build siege ramps against the city walls. Surround it with enemy camps and battering rams.
Then take an iron griddle and place it between you and the city. Turn toward it and demonstrate how the enemy will attack Jerusalem. This will be a warning to the people of Israel.
"Now lie on your left side and place the sins of Israel on yourself. You are to bear their sins for the number of days you lie there on your side.
You will bear Israel's sins for 390 days -- one day for each year of their sin.
After that, turn over and lie on your right side for 40 days -- one day for each year of Judah's sin.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)