1He said to me, Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak
2The Spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set me on
my feet; and I heard him who spoke to me.
3He said to me, Son of man, I
send you to the children of Israel, to nations that are rebellious, which
have rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me
even to this very day.
4The children are impudent and stiff-hearted: I
am sending you to them; and you shall tell them, Thus says the Lord Yahweh.
5They, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they
are a rebellious house), yet shall know that there has been a prophet among
6You, son of man, don’t be afraid of them, neither be afraid of
their words, though briers and thorns are with you, and you do dwell among
scorpions: don’t be afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks,
though they are a rebellious house.
7You shall speak my words to them,
whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear; for they are most
8But you, son of man, hear what I tell you; don’t be you
rebellious like that rebellious house: open your mouth, and eat that which I
9When I looked, behold, a hand was put forth to me; and,
behold, a scroll of a book was therein;
10He spread it before me: and it
was written within and without; and there were written therein lamentations,
and mourning, and woe.