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9 "Now go and get some wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, and emmer wheat, and mix them together in a storage jar. Use them to make bread for yourself during the 390 days you will be lying on your side.10 Ration this out to yourself, eight ounces* of food for each day, and eat it at set times.11 Then measure out a jar* of water for each day, and drink it at set times.12 Prepare and eat this food as you would barley cakes. While all the people are watching, bake it over a fire using dried human dung as fuel and then eat the bread."13 Then the LORD said, "This is how Israel will eat defiled bread in the Gentile lands to which I will banish them!"
14 Then I said, "O Sovereign LORD, must I be defiled by using human dung? For I have never been defiled before. From the time I was a child until now I have never eaten any animal that died of sickness or was killed by other animals. I have never eaten any meat forbidden by the law."
15 "All right," the LORD said. "You may bake your bread with cow dung instead of human dung."16 Then he told me, "Son of man, I will make food very scarce in Jerusalem. It will be weighed out with great care and eaten fearfully. The water will be rationed out drop by drop, and the people will drink it with dismay.17 Lacking food and water, people will look at one another in terror, and they will waste away under their punishment.