New International Version
The LORD said, "In this way the people of Israel will eat defiled food among the nations where I will drive them."
King James Bible
And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said, So shall the children of Israel eat their bread unclean among the nations whither I will drive them.
World English Bible
Yahweh said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their bread unclean, among the nations where I will drive them.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith, 'Thus do the sons of Israel eat their defiled bread among the nations whither I drive them.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou shalt bake it with dung - Dried ox and cow dung is a common fuel in the east; and with this, for want of wood and coals, they are obliged to prepare their food. Indeed, dried excrement of every kind is gathered. Here, the prophet is to prepare his bread with dry human excrement. And when we know that this did not come in contact with the bread, and was only used to warm the plate, (see Ezekiel 4:3), on which the bread was laid over the fire, it removes all the horror and much of the disgust. This was required to show the extreme degree of wretchedness to which they should be exposed; for, not being able to leave the city to collect the dried excrements of beasts, the inhabitants during the siege would be obliged, literally, to use dried human ordure for fuel. The very circumstances show that this was the plain fact of the case. However, we find that the prophet was relieved from using this kind of fuel, for cow's dung was substituted at his request. See Ezekiel 4:15.
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But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way.
They will not remain in the LORD's land; Ephraim will return to Egypt and eat unclean food in Assyria.
"Therefore this is what the LORD says: "'Your wife will become a prostitute in the city, and your sons and daughters will fall by the sword. Your land will be measured and divided up, and you yourself will die in a pagan country. And Israel will surely go into exile, away from their native land.'"
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