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Ezekiel 4 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 [The LORD said,] "Son of man, take clay, put it in front of you, and draw a map of Jerusalem on it. 1 "Now, son of man, take a clay tablet, put it in front of you and draw the city of Jerusalem on it.
2 Set up a blockade against it, build attack walls around it, put up dirt ramps around it, have troops ready to attack it, and place battering rams all around it. 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 Then take an iron pan, and set it up as a wall between you and the city. Turn your face toward the city as if you were going to attack it, and then attack it. This is a sign for the people 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 "Then lie on your left side and take the punishment of the nation of Israel yourself. You will bear its punishment as many days as you lie on that side. 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 I have assigned to you one day for each year its punishment will last. So for 390 days, you will bear the punishment for the sins of the nation 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 When you finish this, you will lie down again, this time on your right side. You will bear the punishment for the sins of the nation of Judah for 40 days, one day for each year I have assigned 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 Turn your face toward the blockaded Jerusalem. Shake your fist and prophesy against it. 7 Turn your face toward the siege of Jerusalem and with bared arm prophesy against her.
8 I will tie you up with ropes so that you will not be able to turn from one side to the other until you have finished attacking [Jerusalem]. 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 "Then take wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, and winter wheat. Put them in a container, and use them to make bread for yourself. Eat it during the 390 days that you are lying on your side. 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 The food that you eat should be weighed. Eat eight ounces of food every day at set times. 10 Weigh out twenty shekels of food to eat each day and eat it at set times.
11 Measure out two-thirds of a quart of water, and drink it at set times. 11 Also measure out a sixth of a hin of water and drink it at set times.
12 Eat the bread as you would eat barley loaves. Bake the bread in front of people, using human excrement for fuel." 12 Eat the food as you would a barley cake; bake it in the sight of the people, using human excrement for fuel."
13 Then the LORD said, "In the same way, the people of Israel will eat unclean bread among the nations where I scatter 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 I answered, "Almighty LORD, I have never dishonored myself. From the time I was young until now, I have never eaten an animal that died by itself or was killed by other wild animals. No unclean meat has ever entered 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 He said to me, "I will let you use cow manure in place of human excrement. Bake your bread over it." 15 "Very well," he said, "I will let you bake your bread over cow manure instead of human excrement."
16 He also said to me, "Son of man, I am going to cut off the bread supply in Jerusalem. People will anxiously eat rationed bread and fearfully drink rationed water. 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 They will be shocked at the sight of each other because of the lack of food and water. They will waste away because of their sin." 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.