The voice said to me: Human one, stand on your feet, and I'll speak to you.
As he spoke to me, a winda came to me and stood me on my feet, and I heard someone addressing me.
He said to me: Human one, I'm sending you to the Israelites, a traitorous and rebellious people. They and their ancestors have been rebelling against me to this very day.
I'm sending you to their hardheaded and hard-hearted descendants, and you will say to them: The LORD God proclaims.
Whether they listen or whether they refuse, since they are a household of rebels, they will know that a prophet has been among them.
And as for you, human one, don't be afraid of them or their words. Don't be afraid! You possess thistles and thorns that subdue scorpions.b Don't be afraid of their words or shrink from their presence, because they are a household of rebels.