Bible: Ezekiel 2

Ezekiel’s Commission

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.

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