Ezekiel 4:12
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New International Version
Eat the food as you would a loaf of barley bread; bake it in the sight of the people, using human excrement for fuel."

New Living Translation
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."

English Standard Version
And you shall eat it as a barley cake, baking it in their sight on human dung.”

New American Standard Bible
"You shall eat it as a barley cake, having baked it in their sight over human dung."

King James Bible
And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You will eat it as you would a barley cake and bake it over dried human excrement in their sight."

International Standard Version
You are to eat it as barley cakes and bake it right in front of them, using dried human dung for cooking fuel."

NET Bible
And you must eat the food like you would a barley cake. You must bake it in front of them over a fire made with dried human excrement."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Eat the bread as you would eat barley loaves. Bake the bread in front of people, using human excrement for fuel."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it in their sight with dung that cometh out of man.'

New American Standard 1977
“And you shall eat it as a barley cake, having baked it in their sight over human dung.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt eat barley cakes baked under the ashes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that comes out of man, in their sight.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall eat it as barley cakes, and you shall bake it, using human waste, in their sight.

American King James Version
And you shall eat it as barley cakes, and you shall bake it with dung that comes out of man, in their sight.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it in their sight with dung that cometh out of man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt eat it [as] barley-cake, and thou shalt bake it in their sight with dung that cometh out of man.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it in their sight with dung that cometh out of man.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with human excrement in their sight.

World English Bible
You shall eat it as barley cakes, and you shall bake it in their sight with dung that comes out of man.

Young's Literal Translation
A barley-cake thou dost eat it, and it with dung -- the filth of man -- thou dost bake before their eyes.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:9-17 The bread which was Ezekiel's support, was to be made of coarse grain and pulse mixed together, seldom used except in times of urgent scarcity, and of this he was only to take a small quantity. Thus was figured the extremity to which the Jews were to be reduced during the siege and captivity. Ezekiel does not plead, Lord, from my youth I have been brought up delicately, and never used to any thing like this; but that he had been brought up conscientiously, and never had eaten any thing forbidden by the law. It will be comfortable when we are brought to suffer hardships, if our hearts can witness that we have always been careful to keep even from the appearance of evil. See what woful work sin makes, and acknowledge the righteousness of God herein. Their plenty having been abused to luxury and excess, they were justly punished by famine. When men serve not God with cheerfulness in the abundance of all things, God will make them serve their enemies in the want of all things.
Study Bible
The Defiled Bread
11"The water you drink shall be the sixth part of a hin by measure; you shall drink it from time to time. 12"You shall eat it as a barley cake, having baked it in their sight over human dung." 13Then the LORD said, "Thus will the sons of Israel eat their bread unclean among the nations where I will banish them."…
Cross References
Genesis 19:3
Yet he urged them strongly, so they turned aside to him and entered his house; and he prepared a feast for them, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.

Isaiah 36:12
But Rabshakeh said, "Has my master sent me only to your master and to you to speak these words, and not to the men who sit on the wall, doomed to eat their own dung and drink their own urine with you?"

Ezekiel 4:11
"The water you drink shall be the sixth part of a hin by measure; you shall drink it from time to time.
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