1 Thou also, son
of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and pourtray
upon it the city, even Jerusalem:
2 And lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, and
cast a mount against it; set the camp also against it, and set
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 set thy face against
it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege against
it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.
4 Lie thou also upon 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 bear their iniquity.
5 For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according
to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so
shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.
6 And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right
side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah
forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.
7 Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem,
and thine arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against
8 And, behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not
turn thee from one side to another, till thou hast ended the
days of thy siege.
9 Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and
lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel,
and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the
days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and ninety
days shalt thou eat thereof.
10 And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty
shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it.
11 Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth part of
an 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, in their sight.
13 And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel
eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive
14 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul hath not been polluted:
for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that
which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came there
abominable flesh into my mouth.
15 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for
man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.
16 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I will break
the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by
weight, and with care; and they shall drink water by measure,
and with astonishment:
17 That they may want bread and water, and be astonied one with
another, and consume away for their iniquity.
1 And thou, son
of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber's razor,
and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard: then
take thee balances to weight, and divide the hair.
2 Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the
city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt
take a third part, and smite about it with a knife: and a third
part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword
3 Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them
in thy skirts.
4 Then take of them again, and cast them into the midst of the
fire, and burn them in the fire; for thereof shall a fire come
forth into all the house of Israel.
5 Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have set it
in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about
6 And she hath changed my judgments into wickedness more than
the nations, and my statutes more than the countries that are
round about her: for they have refused my judgments and my statutes,
they have not walked in them.
7 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye multiplied more
than the nations that are round about you, and have not walked
in my statutes, neither have kept my judgments, neither have
done according to the judgments of the nations that are round
8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against
thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the
sight of the nations.
9 And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto
I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations.
10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of
thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute
judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter
into all the winds.
11 Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD; Surely, because
thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things,
and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish
thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any
12 A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with
famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third
part shall fall by the sword round about thee and I will scatter
a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword
13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my
fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall
know that I the LORD have spoken it in my zeal, when I have
accomplished my fury in them.
14 Moreover I will make thee waste, and a reproach among the
nations that are round about thee, in the sight of all that
15 So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and
an astonishment unto the nations that are round about thee,
when I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in fury
and in furious rebukes. I the LORD have spoken it.
16 When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, which
shall be for their destruction, and which I will send to destroy
you: and I will increase the famine upon you, and will break
your staff of bread:
17 So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they
shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass through
thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have
1 And the word
of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and
prophesy against them,
3 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord
GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the hills,
to the rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I, even I, will bring
a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places.
4 And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be
broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.
5 And I will lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel
before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round about
6 In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste,
and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may
be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken
and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may
7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall
know that I am the LORD.
8 Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that shall
escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be scattered
through the countries.
9 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations
whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken
with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with
their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall
lothe themselves for the evils which they have committed in
all their abominations.
10 And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I have not
said in vain that I would do this evil unto them.
11 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and stamp
with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations of
the house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the
famine, and by the pestilence.
12 He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that
is near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and is
besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my
fury upon them.
13 Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, when their slain men
shall be among their idols round about their altars, upon every
high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under every
green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they
did offer sweet savour to all their idols.
14 So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land
desolate, yea, more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath,
in all their habitations: and they shall know that I am the