4 Lie on your left side, taking upon yourself the sin of Israel, for you will bear their sin as long as you are lying on it. 5 I have assigned to you a number of days equal to the duration of their sins for a hundred and ninety days you will bear the sin of Israel.
6 When you have completed this you shall lie down again on your right side and bear the sin of Judah for forty days one day corresponding to a year. 7 Then you shall turn your face and your bared arm towards the siege of Jerusalem and pro phesy against it. 8 I shall bind you with cords to prevent you from turning from one side to the other until you have completed the days of your confinement. 9 Take some wheat and barley, some beans, lentils, millet and spelt
10 The food you eat will be a daily ration of eight ounces a day
14 I said, Ah, Lord Yahweh! I have not been defiled: from childhood until now I have never eaten any ani mal found dead or torn
15 He then said, Very well! I allow you cow dung in place of human dung for baking your bread. 16 He continued, Son of man, I shall cut off the food in Jerusalem. They will eat strictly-rationed bread with anxiety and despair as they drink water sparingly, 17 for food and water will be in short supply and they will all waste away because of their sin.