Ezekiel 4:15
New International Version
"Very well," he said, "I will let you bake your bread over cow dung instead of human excrement."

New Living Translation
"All right," the LORD said. "You may bake your bread with cow dung instead of human dung."

English Standard Version
Then he said to me, “See, I assign to you cow’s dung instead of human dung, on which you may prepare your bread.”

Berean Study Bible
“Look,” He replied, “I will let you use cow dung instead of human excrement, and you may bake your bread over that.”

New American Standard Bible
Then He said to me, "See, I will give you cow's dung in place of human dung over which you will prepare your bread."

King James Bible
Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.

Christian Standard Bible
He replied to me, "Look, I will let you use cow dung instead of human excrement, and you can make your bread over that."

Contemporary English Version
The LORD replied, "Instead of human waste, I will let you bake your bread on a fire made from cow manure.

Good News Translation
So God said, "Very well. I will let you use cow dung instead, and you can bake your bread on that."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He replied to me, "Look, I will let you use cow dung instead of human excrement, and you can make your bread over that."

International Standard Version
"Okay," he responded. "I'll allow you to substitute cow's dung for human dung. Cook your food over that."

NET Bible
So he said to me, "All right then, I will substitute cow's manure instead of human excrement. You will cook your food over it."

New Heart English Bible
Then he said to me, "Look, I have given you cow's dung for man's dung, and you shall prepare your bread thereon."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said to me, "I will let you use cow manure in place of human excrement. Bake your bread over it."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then He said unto me: 'See, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread thereon.'

New American Standard 1977
Then He said to me, “See, I shall give you cow’s dung in place of human dung over which you will prepare your bread.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he said unto me, Behold, I give thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread with it.

King James 2000 Bible
Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given you cow's dung for human waste, and you shall prepare your bread over it.

American King James Version
Then he said to me, See, I have given you cow's dung for man's dung, and you shall prepare your bread therewith.

American Standard Version
Then he said unto me, See, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread thereon.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said to me, Behold, I have given thee dung of oxen instead of man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy loaves upon it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to me: Behold I have given thee neat's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt make thy bread therewith.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said unto me, See, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.

English Revised Version
Then he said unto me, See, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread thereon.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then he said to me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread with them.

World English Bible
Then he said to me, Behold, I have given you cow's dung for man's dung, and you shall prepare your bread thereon.

Young's Literal Translation
And He saith unto me, 'See, I have given to thee bullock's dung instead of man's dung, and thou hast made thy bread by it.'
Study Bible
The Defiled Bread
14“Ah, Lord GOD,” I said, “I have never defiled myself. From my youth until now I have not eaten anything found dead or mauled by wild beasts. No unclean meat has ever entered my mouth.” 15“Look,” He replied, “I will let you use cow dung instead of human excrement, and you may bake your bread over that.” 16Then He told me, “Son of man, I am going to cut off the supply of food in Jerusalem. They will anxiously eat bread rationed by weight, and in despair they will drink water by measure.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 4:14
"Ah, Lord GOD," I said, "I have never defiled myself. From my youth until now I have not eaten anything found dead or mauled by wild beasts. No unclean meat has ever entered my mouth."

Ezekiel 4:16
Then He told me, "Son of man, I am going to cut off the supply of food in Jerusalem. They will anxiously eat bread rationed by weight, and in despair they will drink water by measure.

Treasury of Scripture

Then he said to me, See, I have given you cow's dung for man's dung, and you shall prepare your bread therewith.

cow's dung.







Lexicon
“Look,”
רְאֵ֗ה (rə·’êh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

He replied,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“I will let
נָתַ֤תִּֽי (nā·ṯat·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

you use cow
הַבָּקָ֔ר (hab·bā·qār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1241: Beef cattle, ox, a herd

dung
צְפִיעֵ֣י (ṣə·p̄î·‘ê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6832: Dung (of cattle)

instead of
תַּ֖חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

human
הָֽאָדָ֑ם (hā·’ā·ḏām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

excrement,
גֶּלְלֵ֣י (gel·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1561: Dung

and you may bake
וְעָשִׂ֥יתָ (wə·‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

your bread
לַחְמְךָ֖ (laḥ·mə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3899: Food, bread, grain

over that.”
עֲלֵיהֶֽם׃ (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
(15) Cow's dung.--In the scarcity of fuel in the East, cow's dung and especially camel's dung, is dried, and becomes the common fuel.

Verse 15. - Lo, I have given thee, etc. The concession mitigates the horror of the first command, though even this was probably regarded as involving some ceremonial uncleanness. It served, at any rate, to represent, in some measure, the pressure of the siege. 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.
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