Ezekiel 4:1-6 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God said, "Mortal man, get a brick, put it in front of you, and scratch lines on it to represent the city of 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 Then, to represent a siege, put trenches, earthworks, camps, and 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 Take an iron pan and set it up like a wall between you and the city. Face the city. It is under siege, and you are the one besieging it. This will be a sign to the nation 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 down on your left side, and I will place on you the guilt of the nation of Israel. For 390 days you will stay there and suffer because of their guilt. I have sentenced you to one day for each year their punishment will last. 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.
6 When you finish that, turn over on your right side and suffer for the guilt of Judah for forty days - one day for each year of their punishment. 6 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 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.