And you, son of man, do not be afraid1 of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns2 are all around you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious house.37
You must speak4 my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious.58
But you, son of man, listen to what I say to you. Do not rebel67 like that rebellious house;8 open your mouth and eat9 what I give you."
Then I looked, and I saw a hand10 stretched out to me. In it was a scroll,1110
which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe.12