And he said to me, Son of man, get up on your feet, so that I may say words to you.
And at his words the spirit came into me and put me on my feet; and his voice came to my ears.
And he said to me, Son of man, I am sending you to the children of Israel, to an uncontrolled nation which has gone against me: they and their fathers have been sinners against me even to this very day.
And the children are hard and stiff-hearted; I am sending you to them: and you are to say to them, These are the words of the Lord.
And they, if they give ear to you or if they do not give ear (for they are an uncontrolled people), will see that there has been a prophet among them.
And you, son of man, have no fear of them or of their words, even if sharp thorns are round you and you are living among scorpions: have no fear of their words and do not be overcome by their looks, for they are an uncontrolled people.