The hand of the LORD 1 was upon me there, and he said to me, "Get up and go2 out to the plain,3 and there I will speak to you."
So I got up and went out to the plain. And the glory of the LORD was standing there, like the glory I had seen by the Kebar River,4 and I fell facedown.524
Then the Spirit came into me and raised me6 to my feet. He spoke to me and said: "Go, shut yourself inside your house.725
And you, son of man, they will tie with ropes; you will be bound so that you cannot go out among the people.826
I will make your tongue stick to the roof9 of your mouth so that you will be silent and unable to rebuke them, though they are a rebellious house.1027
But when I speak to you, I will open your mouth and you shall say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says.'11 Whoever will listen let him listen, and whoever will refuse let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house.12