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Ezekiel 4 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Now, son of man, take for yourself a brick, and you must put it {before you}, and you must portray 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 you must build against it siege works, and you must build against it [a] bulwark, and you must heap against it a siege ramp, and you must set up against it camps and put against it a battering ram all around. 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 take for yourself a plate of iron, and you must place it [as] a wall of iron between you and the city, and you must set your face against it, and it must be {under siege}, and you must lay the siege against it; it is a sign for 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 you, lie down on your left side, and you must put the guilt of the house of Israel on it. You will carry their guilt the number of days that you will lie on it. 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 will give to you the years of their guilt according to [the] number of [the] days, three hundred and ninety days, and you must bear the guilt 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 When you have completed these, then you must lie a second [time] on your right side; and you must bear the guilt of the house of Judah forty days, a day for each year, a day for each year I give 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 And toward the siege of Jerusalem you must set your face and your bared arm; then you must prophesy against it. 7 Turn your face toward the siege of Jerusalem and with bared arm prophesy against her.
8 Now look! I [will] put on you cords, and you may not turn yourself from [one] side to your [other] side until you complete 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 "And you, take for yourself wheat and barley and beans and lentils and millet and spelt, and you must put them in one vessel, and you must make them for yourself into a food [during] the number of days that you [are] lying on your side; three hundred and ninety days you shall 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 your food that you will eat [will be] according to weight; twenty shekels for each day {at fixed times} you shall eat it. 10 Weigh out twenty shekels of food to eat each day and eat it at set times.
11 And {an amount of water} you shall drink, a sixth of a hin; {at fixed times} you shall drink [it]. 11 Also measure out a sixth of a hin of water and drink it at set times.
12 And [as a] bread-cake of barley you shall eat it, and {with human excrement} you shall bake it 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 Yahweh said, "Thus shall the {Israelites} eat their unclean food among the nations {where I will 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 And I said, "Ah, Lord Yahweh! Look! I have not been defiling myself, and a dead body and mangled carcass I have not eaten from my childhood until now, and {unclean meat} has not come 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 And he said to me, "See I will give you {cattle manure} in the place of the feces of a human, and you may prepare your food on it." 15 "Very well," he said, "I will let you bake your bread over cow manure instead of human excrement."
16 And he said to me, "Son of man, look, I [am] going to break the {supply} of bread in Jerusalem, and they will eat bread by weight, {anxiously}, and {rationed water}, and they will drink with horror, 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 will lack food and water, and they will be appalled {with one another}, and they will waste away because of their guilt. 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.