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4 Thou also, son of man, atake thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and bpourtray upon it the city, even Jerusalem: 2 And clay siege against it, and debuild a fort against it, and dfcast a mount against it; set the camp also against it, and gset ||battering rams against it round about. 3 Moreover take thou unto thee ||an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and iset thy face against it, and cit shall be besieged, and jthou shalt lay siege against it. kThis shall be a sign to the house of Israel.
4 Lie thou also lupon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt mbear their iniquity. 5 For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, *naccording to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: nso shalt thou mbear the iniquity of the house of Israel. 6 And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again lon thy right side, and thou shalt mbear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: nI have appointed thee †each day for a year. 7 Therefore ithou shalt set thy face toward cthe siege of Jerusalem, and othine arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against it. 8 And, behold, pI will lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not turn thee †from one side to another, till thou hast ended qthe days of thy csiege.
9 Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and rbeans, and rslentiles, and millet, and ||tfitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, uaccording to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, qthree hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat thereof. 10 And tvthy meat which thou shalt eat shall be vby weight, twenty wshekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it. 11 xThou shalt drink also water xyby measure, the sixth part of yyan hin: from time to time shalt thou drink. 12 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, zin their sight. 13 And the Lord said, Even thus zzshall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them. 14 Then said I, aAh Lord God! behold, my soul hath not been polluted: bfor from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of cdthat which dieth of itself, or ceis torn in pieces; neither came there fabominable flesh into my mouth. 15 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow’s dung gfor man’s dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith. 16 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold, hI will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and vthey shall eat bread by weight, and iwith care; and xthey shall drink water by measure, and iwith astonishment: 17 That they may want bread and water, and be astonied one with another, and kconsume away for their iniquity.
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