A prophetic description of the siege of Jerusalem, and the famine that shall reign there.
1 And thou, O son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee: and draw upon it the plan of the city of Jerusalem.
Et tu, fili hominis, sume tibi laterem, et pones eum coram te, et describes in eo civitatem Jerusalem.
2 And lay siege against it, and build forts, and cast up a mount, and set a camp against it, and place battering rams round about it.
Et ordinabis adversus eam obsidionem, et aedificabis munitiones, et comportabis aggerem et dabis contra eam castra, et pones arietes in gyro.
3 And take unto thee an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy face resolutely against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege against it: it is a sign to the house of Israel.
Et tu sume tibi sartaginem ferream, et pones eam in murum ferreum inter te et inter civitatem : et obfirmabis faciem tuam ad eam, et erit in obsidionem, et circumdabis eam : signum est domui Israel.
4 And thou shalt sleep upon thy left side, and shalt lay the iniquities of the house of Israel upon it, according to the number of the days that thou shalt sleep upon it, and thou shalt take upon thee their iniquity.
Et tu dormies super latus tuum sinistrum, et pones iniquitates domus Israel super eo, numero dierum quibus dormies super illud, et assumes iniquitatem eorum.
5 And I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days three hundred and ninety days: and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.
Ego autem dedi tibi annos iniquitatis eorum, numero dierum trecentos et nonaginta dies, et portabis iniquitatem domus Israel.
6 And when thou hast accomplished this, thou shalt sleep again upon thy right side, and thou shalt take upon thee the iniquity of the house of Juda forty days: a day for a year, yea, a day for a year I have appointed to thee.
Et cum compleveris haec, dormies super latus tuum dexterum secundo, et assumes iniquitatem domus Juda quadraginta diebus : diem pro anno, diem, inquam, pro anno, dedi tibi.
7 And thou shalt turn thy face to the siege of Jerusalem, and thy arm shall be stretched out: and thou shalt prophesy against it.
Et ad obsidionem Jerusalem convertes faciem tuam, et brachium tuum erit extentum : et prophetabis adversus eam.
8 Behold I have encompassed thee with bands: and thou shalt not turn thyself from one side to the other, till thou hast ended the days of thy siege.
Ecce circumdedi te vinculis : et non te convertes a latere tuo in latus aliud, donec compleas dies obsidionis tuae.
9 And take to thee wheat and barley, and beans, and lentils, 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.
Et tu, sume tibi frumentum, et hordeum, et fabam, et lentem, et milium, et viciam : et mittes ea in vas unum, et facies tibi panes numero dierum quibus dormies super latus tuum : trecentis et nonaginta diebus comedes illud.
10 And thy meat that thou shalt eat, shall be in weight twenty staters a day: from time to time thou shalt eat it.
Cibus autem tuus, quo vesceris, erit in pondere viginti stateres in die : a tempore usque ad tempus comedes illud.
11 And thou shalt drink water by measure, the sixth part of a hin: from time to time thou shalt drink it,
Et aquam in mensura bibes, sextam partem hin : a tempore usque ad tempus bibes illud.
12 And thou shalt eat it as barley bread baked under the ashes: and thou shalt cover it, in their sight, with the dung that cometh out of a man.
Et quasi subcinericium hordeaceum comedes illud, et stercore quod egreditur de homine operies illud in oculis eorum.
13 And the Lord said: So shall the children of Israel eat their bread all filthy among the nations whither I will cast them out.
Et dixit Dominus : Sic comedent filii Israel panem suum pollutum inter gentes ad quas ejiciam eos. Et dixi :
14 And I said: Ah, ah, ah, O Lord God, behold my soul hath not been defiled, and from my infancy even till now, I have not eaten any thing that died of itself, or was torn by beasts, and no unclean flesh hath entered into my mouth.
A, a, a, Domine Deus, ecce anima mea non est polluta : et morticinum, et laceratum a bestiis non comedi ab infantia mea usque nunc, et non est ingressa in os meum omnis caro immunda.
15 And he said to me: Behold I have given thee neat's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt make thy bread therewith.
Et dixit ad me : Ecce dedi tibi fimum boum pro stercoribus humanis, et facies panem tuum in eo.
16 And he said to me: Son of man: Behold, I will break in pieces the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with care: and they shall drink water by measure, and in distress.
Et dixit ad me : Fili hominis, ecce ego conteram baculum panis in Jerusalem, et comedent panem in pondere et in sollicitudine, et aquam in mensura et in angustia bibent,
17 So that when bread and water fail, every man may fall against his brother, and they may pine away in their iniquities.
ut deficientibus pane et aqua, corruat unusquisque ad fratrem suum, et contabescant in iniquitatibus suis.