Ezekiel 5:1-17, NLT
A Sign of the Coming Judgment
1“Son of man, take a sharp sword and use it as a razor to shave your head and beard. Use a scale to weigh the hair into three equal parts.
5“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: This is an illustration of what will happen to Jerusalem. I placed her at the center of the nations,
7“Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: You people have behaved worse than your neighbors and have refused to obey my decrees and regulations. You have not even lived up to the standards of the nations around you.
11“As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, I will cut you off completely. I will show you no pity at all because you have defiled my Temple with your vile images and detestable sins.
14“So I will turn you into a ruin, a mockery in the eyes of the surrounding nations and to all who pass by.
16“I will shower you with the deadly arrows of famine to destroy you. The famine will become more and more severe until every crumb of food is gone.