Bible: Ezekiel 3:3-15
3:3 He said to me, “Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your belly with this scroll I am giving to you.” So I ate it, 1 and it was sweet like honey in my mouth.
3:4 He said to me, “Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak my words to them. 3:5 For you are not being sent to a people of unintelligible speech 2 and difficult language, 3 but 4 to the house of Israel – 3:6 not to many peoples of unintelligible speech and difficult language, whose words you cannot understand 5 – surely if 6 I had sent you to them, they would listen to you! 3:7 But the house of Israel is unwilling to listen to you, 7 because they are not willing to listen to me, 8 for the whole house of Israel is hard-headed and hard-hearted. 9
3:8 “I have made your face adamant 10 to match their faces, and your forehead hard to match their foreheads. 3:9 I have made your forehead harder than flint – like diamond! 11 Do not fear them or be terrified of the looks they give you, 12 for they are a rebellious house.”
3:10 And he said to me, “Son of man, take all my words that I speak to you to heart and listen carefully. 3:11 Go to the exiles, to your fellow countrymen, 13 and speak to them – say to them, ‘This is what the sovereign
Ezekiel Before the Exiles
3:12 Then a wind lifted me up 14 and I heard a great rumbling sound behind me as the glory of the