1 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
3 “Therefore, son of man, prepare for yourself baggage for exile and go into exile by day in their sight; even go into exile from your place to another place in their sight. aPerhaps they will 1understand though they are a rebellious house.
4 “Bring your baggage out by day in their sight, as baggage for exile. Then you will go out aat evening in their sight, as those going into exile.
5 “Dig a hole through the wall in their sight and 1go out through it.
7 I adid so, as I had been commanded. By day I bbrought out my baggage like the baggage of an exile. Then in the evening I dug through the wall with my hands; I went out in the dark and carried the baggage on my shoulder in their sight.
12 “The aprince who is among them will load his baggage on his shoulder in the dark and go out. 1They will dig a hole through the wall to bring it out. He will cover his face so that he can not see the land with his eyes.
14 “I will ascatter to every wind all who are around him, his helpers and all his troops; and I will draw out a sword after them.
15 “So they will aknow that I am the Lord when I scatter them among the nations and spread them among the countries.
18 “Son of man, aeat your bread with trembling and drink your water with quivering and anxiety.
19 “Then say to the people of the land, ‘Thus says the Lord God concerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem in the land of Israel, “They will eat their bread with anxiety and drink their water with horror, because 1their land will be 2astripped of its fullness on account of the violence of all who live in it.
23 “Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “I will make this proverb cease so that they will no longer use it as a proverb in Israel.” But tell them, “aThe days draw near as well as the 1fulfillment of every vision.
25 “For I the Lord will speak, and whatever aword I speak will be performed. It will no longer be delayed, for in byour days, O crebellious house, I will speak the word and perform it,” declares the Lord God.’ ”
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