Ezekiel 4:9-15 NIV

9 "Take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt;1 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.

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10 Weigh out twenty shekelsa2 of food to eat each day and eat it at set times.

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    • b 4:10 - That is, about 8 ounces (about 0.2 kilogram)
      11 Also measure out a sixth of a hinb of water and drink it at set times.3

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        • c 4:11 - That is, about 2/3 quart (about 0.6 liter)
          12 Eat the food as you would a barley cake; bake it in the sight of the people, using human excrement4 for fuel."

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          13 The LORD said, "In this way the people of Israel will eat defiled food among the nations where I will drive them."5

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          14 Then I said, "Not so, Sovereign LORD!6 I have never defiled myself. From my youth until now I have never eaten anything found dead7 or torn by wild animals. No unclean meat has ever entered my mouth.8"

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          15 "Very well," he said, "I will let you bake your bread over cow manure instead of human excrement."