Did G-d suffer, and did the son of man, Ezekiel atone for the sins of Israel before the destruction of the first temple?
**1. "Now you, son of man, take a brick for yourself and place it before you, and engrave upon it a city-Jerusalem.
א. וְאַתָּה בֶן אָדָם קַח לְךָ לְבֵנָה וְנָתַתָּה אוֹתָהּ לְפָנֶיךָ וְחַקּוֹתָ עָלֶיהָ עִיר אֶת יְרוּשָׁלִָם **
**4. And you shall lie on your left side, and you shall place the iniquity of the house of Israel through it; the number of the days that you shall lie on it, you will bear their iniquity.
ד. וְאַתָּה שְׁכַב עַל צִדְּךָ הַשְּׂמָאלִי וְשַׂמְתָּ אֶת עֲוֹן בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל עָלָיו מִסְפַּר הַיָּמִים אֲשֶׁר תִּשְׁכַּב עָלָיו תִּשָּׂא אֶת עֲוֹנָם:** (Ezekiel 4;4)
on your left side: to bear the pain and torture [over] the number of days corresponding to the number of years that My spirit oppressed Me, so to speak, because they provoked Me, and you will atone for their iniquity since the retribution that I say I will bring upon them is painful to you. (Commentary by Rashi)
**5. Now I have given you the years of their iniquity by the number of days, three hundred and ninety days, and you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.
ה. וַאֲנִי נָתַתִּי לְךָ אֶת שְׁנֵי עֲוֹנָם לְמִסְפַּר יָמִים שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת וְתִשְׁעִים יוֹם וְנָשָׂאתָ עֲוֹן בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל: ** (Ezekiel 4;5)
*I have given you the years of their iniquity, etc.: I have made it easier for you to tolerate the pain that I Myself suffered for the number of the years that they sinned before Me: for you I converted it to that number in days. [Another explanation: שְּׁנֵי is like שְׁנַיִם, two, and so did Jonathan render: Now I have given you twice as much as their iniquity. This does not appear in other editions]. * (commentary by Rashi)