Ezekiel 4:15

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then he said vnto me, Loe, I haue giuen thee cowes doung for mans doung and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then he said unto me, See, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread thereon.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then he said to me, See, I have given you cow's waste in place of man's waste, and you will make your bread ready on it.
- Basic English Bible

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

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.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

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.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then He said unto me: 'See, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread thereon.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Ezekiel 4

  • Marcia Harriott
    Did Ezekiel ave to consume those food combined with dung
  • BSP
    Verse 15: Jehovah God was reasonable with Ezekiel when he found that Ezekiel would have a hard time taking a certain course.
  • Irene123
    As far as the dung is concerned, God says right there that he would allow 'cow's' dung in place of human. But, Jeremiah - building a model city and using things to represent a siege; he was a true Man of God. Can you imagine the scoffing and ribbing he took, yet he ignored it all. This is our example for these days; that "having done ALL - to stand!!" We must persevere to win at least one soul
  • Marcelo
    About the verses 1 to 5 we found a good prophesy for the future while them were still in captivity, ...the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days... this meaning it seems that it is the same in Daniel Chapter 9 after he was fasting and praying because he was astonished after know the years of the captivity. but his supplication was heard from the beginning And a angel gave him understanding about it and the length of time in which his people should finished all their iniquities. More important meaning that we can applied in Daniel chapter 12 the last verses about the length of the of the desolation set up 1290 days and 2335 days a separate time of extreme desolation could be 45 years beginning 2023 to 2065 if we count from the last worst abominations of the Christian churches in 7033 ad. where there erected images and decorations.
  • Dave P.
    This is describing Ezekiel 's prediction of Jerusalem 's desolation where an awful famine is described during the siege from Babylon. When it speaks of man 's dung, it speaks of a ceremonial pollution in the Jewish law of the worst nature. It is a reflection on the sins of mankind cp. Job 15:16
  • Mary Heard for verse 9
    I couldn't find any meaning for either word, fitches or spelt in the oxford dictionary or from the Bible dictionary. I had to go on the internet to get the meaning and I feel elated that I now know that spelt is from a red wheat that is used for folk who are allergy to wheat, which I am, plus I love wheat and have my whole family on wheat instead of white bread and I'm trying to learn about gluten free products. I'm just trying to get healthy and want my children and grandchildren to eat the correct foods. One of my grandsons have ezema pretty bad and I'm trying to find causes and healing mechanisms to address this illness besides that he is has asthma pretty bad and has been in ICU from one of his attacks, Just asking.

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