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Ezekiel 4 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 `And thou, son of man, take to thee a brick, and thou hast put it before thee, and hast graven on it a city -- Jerusalem, 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 hast placed against it a siege, and builded against it a fortification, and poured out against it a mount, and placed against it camps, yea, set thou against it battering-rams 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 And thou, take to thee an iron pan, and thou hast made it a wall of iron between thee and the city; and thou hast prepared thy face against it, and it hath been in a siege, yea, thou hast laid siege against it. A sign it [is] to the house of Israel. 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 `And thou, lie on thy left side, and thou hast placed the iniquity of the house of Israel on it; the number of the days that thou liest on it, thou bearest 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 And I -- I have laid on thee the years of their iniquity, the number of days, three hundred and ninety days; and thou hast borne the iniquity of the house of Israel. 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 And thou hast completed these, and hast lain on thy right side, a second time, and hast borne the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days -- a day for a year -- a day for a year I have appointed to thee. 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 `And unto the siege of Jerusalem thou dost prepare thy face, and thine arm [is] uncovered, and thou hast prophesied concerning it. 7 Turn your face toward the siege of Jerusalem and with bared arm prophesy against her.
8 And lo, I have put on thee thick bands, and thou dost not turn from side to side till thy completing the days of thy 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 `And thou, take to thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and spelt, and thou hast put them in one vessel, and made them to thee for bread; the number of the days that thou art lying on thy side -- three hundred and ninety days -- thou dost eat 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 And thy food that thou dost eat [is] by weight, twenty shekels daily; from time to time thou dost eat it. 10 Weigh out twenty shekels of food to eat each day and eat it at set times.
11 `And water by measure thou dost drink, a sixth part of the hin; from time to time thou dost drink [it]. 11 Also measure out a sixth of a hin of water and drink it at set times.
12 A barley-cake thou dost eat it, and it with dung -- the filth of man -- thou dost bake before their eyes. 12 Eat the food as you would a barley cake; bake it in the sight of the people, using human excrement for fuel."
13 And Jehovah saith, `Thus do the sons of Israel eat their defiled bread among the nations whither I 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 And I say, `Ah, Lord Jehovah, lo, my soul is not defiled, and carcase, and torn thing, I have not eaten from my youth, even till now; nor come into my mouth hath abominable flesh.' 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 And He saith unto me, `See, I have given to thee bullock's dung instead of man's dung, and thou hast made thy bread by it.' 15 "Very well," he said, "I will let you bake your bread over cow manure instead of human excrement."
16 And He saith unto me, `Son of man, lo, I am breaking the staff of bread in Jerusalem, and they have eaten bread by weight and with fear; and water by measure and with astonishment, they do drink; 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 so that they lack bread and water, and have been astonished one with another, and been consumed 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.