Ezekiel 4 ©
The prophet is directed to represent a mock siege of Jerusalem for a sign to the Jews: and to lie before it in one posture for a set number of days, in order to denote the time of their sins for which God did visit: his allotted provisions, with design to prefigure the people's defilement among the Gentiles, and the scarcity they should be reduced to by the siege.
Moreover take thou unto thee 2an iron pan, and set it for ea 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. fThis shall be a sign to the house of Israel.
¶nTake thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and 5*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.
Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth part of pan hin: from time to time shalt thou drink.
And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.
Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! rbehold, my soul hath not been polluted: for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of sthat which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth.
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold, uI will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and vthey shall eat bread by weight, and with care; and they shall drink water by measure, and with astonishment: