2:1 He said to me, “Son of man, 1 stand on your feet and I will speak with you.” 2:2 As he spoke to me, 2 a wind 3 came into me and stood me on my feet, and I heard the one speaking to me.
2:3 He said to me, “Son of man, I am sending you to the house 4 of Israel, to rebellious nations 5 who have rebelled against me; both they and their fathers have revolted 6 against me to this very day. 2:4 The people 7 to whom I am sending you are obstinate and hard-hearted, 8 and you must say to them, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says.’ 9 2:5 And as for them, 10 whether they listen 11 or not – for they are a rebellious 12 house 13 – they will know that a prophet has been among them. 2:6 But you, son of man, do not fear them, and do not fear their words – even though briers 14 and thorns 15 surround you and you live among scorpions – do not fear their words and do not be terrified of the looks they give you, 16 for they are a rebellious house! 2:7 You must speak my words to them whether they listen or not, for they are rebellious. 2:8 As for you, son of man, listen to what I am saying to you: Do not rebel like that rebellious house! Open your mouth and eat what I am giving you.”
2:9 Then I looked and realized a hand was stretched out to me, and in it was a written scroll. 2:10 He unrolled it before me, and it had writing on the front 17 and back; 18 written on it were laments, mourning, and woe.