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Ezekiel 4:10

    Ezekiel 4:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And your meat which you shall eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time shall you eat it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And thy food which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And you are to take your food by weight, twenty shekels a day: you are to take it at regular times.

    Webster's Revision

    And thy food which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it.

    World English Bible

    Your food which you shall eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time you shall eat it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it.

    Definitions for Ezekiel 4:10

    Meat - Food.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 4:10

    Twenty shekels a day - The whole of the above grain, being ground, was to be formed into one mass, out of which he was to make three hundred and ninety loaves; one loaf for each day; and this loaf was to be of twenty shekels in weight. Now a shekel, being in weight about half an ounce, this would be ten ounces of bread for each day; and with this water to the amount of one sixth part of a hin, which is about a pint and a half of our measure. All this shows that so reduced should provisions be during the siege, that they should be obliged to eat the meanest sort of aliment, and that by weight, and their water by measure; each man's allowance being scarcely a pint and a half, and ten ounces, a little more than half a pound of bread, for each day's support.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 4:10

    meat - A general term for food, which in this case consists of grain. Instead of measuring, it was necessary in extreme scarcity to weigh it Leviticus 26:26; Revelation 6:6.

    Twenty shekels a day - The shekel contained about 220 grains, so that 20 shekels would be about 56 of a pound.

    From time to time - Thou shalt receive and eat it at the appointed interval of a day.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 4:10

    4:10 By weight - Not as much as you will, but a small pittance delivered by weight to all. Twenty shekels - Ten ounces: scarce enough to maintain life. From time to time - At set hours this was weighed out.