Ezekiel 2

The Prophet’s Call

1Then He said to me, “Son of man a  stand on your feet that I may speak with you!” 2As He spoke to me the b  Spirit entered me and set me on my feet; and I heard Him speaking to me. 3Then He said to me, “Son of man, I am sending you to the sons of Israel, to a rebellious people who have c  rebelled against Me; d  they and their fathers have transgressed against Me to this very day. 4I am sending you to them who are
Lit the sons, stiff-faced and hard-hearted
,
f  stubborn and obstinate children, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord
Heb YHWH, usually rendered  Lord
 God.’
5“As for them, h  whether they listen or
Lit forbear
not— for they are a rebellious house— they will j  know that a prophet has been among them.
6And you, son of man, k  neither fear them nor fear their words, though l  thistles and thorns are with you and you sit on scorpions; neither fear their words nor be dismayed at their presence, for they are a rebellious house. 7“But you shall m  speak My words to them n  whether they listen or
Lit forbear
not, for they are rebellious.

8Now you, son of man, listen to what I am speaking to you; do not be rebellious like that rebellious house. Open your mouth and p  eat what I am giving you.” 9Then I looked, and behold, a q  hand was extended to me; and lo, a
Lit scroll of a book
,
s  scroll was in it.
10When He spread it out before me, it was written on the front and back, and written on it were lamentations, mourning and t  woe.
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