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Ezekiel 4 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 You also, son of man, take a tile, and lay it before you, and portray on it a city, even Yerushalayim: 1 "Now, son of man, take a clay tablet, put it in front of you and draw the city of Jerusalem on it.
2 and lay siege against it, and build forts against it, and cast up a mound against it; set camps also against it, and plant battering rams against it round about. 2 Then lay siege to it: Erect siege works against it, build a ramp up to it, set up camps against it and put battering rams around it.
3 Take for yourself an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between you and the city: and set your face toward it, and it shall be besieged, and you shall lay siege against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Yisra'el. 3 Then take an iron pan, place it as an iron wall between you and the city and turn your face toward it. It will be under siege, and you shall besiege it. This will be a sign to the house of Israel.
4 Moreover lie you on your left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Yisra'el on it; [according to] the number of the days that you shall lie on it, you shall bear their iniquity. 4 "Then lie on your left side and put the sin of the house of Israel upon yourself. You are to bear their sin for the number of days you lie on your side.
5 For I have appointed the years of their iniquity to be to you a number of days, even three hundred ninety days: so shall you bear the iniquity of the house of Yisra'el. 5 I have assigned you the same number of days as the years of their sin. So for 390 days you will bear the sin of the house of Israel.
6 Again, when you have accomplished these, you shall lie on your right side, and shall bear the iniquity of the house of Yehudah: forty days, each day for a year, have I appointed it to you. 6 "After you have finished this, lie down again, this time on your right side, and bear the sin of the house of Judah. I have assigned you 40 days, a day for each year.
7 You shall set your face toward the siege of Yerushalayim, with your arm uncovered; and you shall prophesy against it. 7 Turn your face toward the siege of Jerusalem and with bared arm prophesy against her.
8 Behold, I lay bands on you, and you shall not turn you from one side to the other, until you have accomplished the days of your siege. 8 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.
9 Take for yourself also wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and spelt, and put them in one vessel, and make you bread of it; [according to] the number of the days that you shall lie on your side, even three hundred ninety days, shall you eat of it. 9 "Take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt; 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.
10 Your food which you shall eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time shall you eat it. 10 Weigh out twenty shekels of food to eat each day and eat it at set times.
11 You shall drink water by measure, the sixth part of a hin: from time to time shall you drink. 11 Also measure out a sixth of a hin of water and drink it at set times.
12 You shall eat it as barley cakes, and you shall bake it in their sight with dung that comes out of man. 12 Eat the food as you would a barley cake; bake it in the sight of the people, using human excrement for fuel."
13 The LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Yisra'el eat their bread unclean, among the nations where I will drive them. 13 The LORD said, "In this way the people of Israel will eat defiled food among the nations where I will drive them."
14 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul has not been polluted; for from my youth up even until now have I not eaten of that which dies of itself, or is torn of animals; neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth. 14 Then I said, "Not so, Sovereign LORD! I have never defiled myself. From my youth until now I have never eaten anything found dead or torn by wild animals. No unclean meat has ever entered my mouth."
15 Then he said to me, Behold, I have given you cow's dung for man's dung, and you shall prepare your bread thereon. 15 "Very well," he said, "I will let you bake your bread over cow manure instead of human excrement."
16 Moreover he said to me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Yerushalayim: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with fearfulness; and they shall drink water by measure, and in dismay: 16 He then said to me: "Son of man, I will cut off the supply of food in Jerusalem. The people will eat rationed food in anxiety and drink rationed water in despair,
17 that they may want bread and water, and be dismayed one with another, and pine away in their iniquity. 17 for food and water will be scarce. They will be appalled at the sight of each other and will waste away because of their sin.