You shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and with your arm bared you shall prophesy against it.
See, I am putting cords on you so that you cannot turn from one side to the other until you have completed the days of your siege.
And you, take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt; put them into one vessel, and make bread for yourself. During the number of days that you lie on your side, three hundred ninety days, you shall eat it.
The food that you eat shall be twenty shekels a day by weight; at fixed times you shall eat it.
And you shall drink water by measure, one-sixth of a hin; at fixed times you shall drink.
You shall eat it as a barley-cake, baking it in their sight on human dung.
The Lord said, "Thus shall the people of Israel eat their bread, unclean, among the nations to which I will drive them."
Then I said, "Ah Lord God! I have never defiled myself; from my youth up until now I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by animals, nor has carrion flesh come into my mouth."
Then he said to me, "See, I will let you have cow's dung instead of human dung, on which you may prepare your bread."
Then he said to me, Mortal, I am going to break the staff of bread in Jerusalem; they shall eat bread by weight and with fearfulness; and they shall drink water by measure and in dismay.
Lacking bread and water, they will look at one another in dismay, and waste away under their punishment.