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Ezekiel 4:1 - 4:8

Ezekiel Bears Israel’s Iniquity

“Now as for you, son of man, get yourself a brick, set it before you, and inscribe a city on it, Jerusalem.
2 Then set a siege against it, build a siege wall against it, raise up a ramp against it, set up camps against it, and place battering rams against it all around. 3 Now as for you, get yourself an iron plate and set it up as an iron wall between you and the city, and establish your face toward it so that it is under siege, and besiege it. This is a sign to the house of Israel. 4 “Now as for you, lie down on your left side and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel on it; you shall bear their iniquity for the number of days that you lie on it. 5 Now I have set a number of days for you corresponding to the years of their iniquity, 390 days; thus you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Israel. 6 And you shall complete these, and you shall lie down a second time, but on your right side and bear the iniquity of the house of Judah; I have set it for you for forty days, a day for each year. 7 Then you shall establish your face toward the siege of Jerusalem with your arm bared and prophesy against it. 8 Now behold, I will set ropes upon you so that you cannot turn from one side to the other until you have completed the days of your siege.