Then the hand of the Lord was on me there, and He said to me, "Get up, go out to the plain,a and I will speak with you there."
So I got up and went out to the plain. The Lord's glory was present there, like the glory I had seen by the Chebar Canal, and I fell facedown.
The Spirit entered me and set me on my feet. He spoke with me and said: "Go, shut yourself inside your house.
And you, son of man, they will put ropes on you and bind you with them so you cannot go out among them.
I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth, and you will be mute and unable to rebuke them, for they are a rebellious house.
But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you will say to them: This is what the Lord God says. Let the one who listens, listen, and let the one who refuses, refuse-for they are a rebellious house.