- A. Siege of Jerusalem Depicted (4:1–3)
- B. Length of the Exile Demonstrated (4:4–8)
- C. Rationing During the Exile Dramatized (4:9–17)
- D. The People's Destruction and Dispersion (5:1–4)
- E. Consequences of God's Judgment Discussed (5:5–17)
Two things are to be noted here. First, the traditional chapter divisions unfortunately make for unnatural breaks in the sequence of Ezekiel's journal, which continues from ch. 3. Second, Ezekiel's silence (3:26) was demonstrated throughout the four acted parables in which he never spoke to the exiles who gathered to watch his pantomimes. He spoke only to God when in the third acted parable he protested that he was expected to do something that was not kosher (4:14).