not to many peoples with difficult languages and unintelligible speech, whose words you can't understand when you hear them. Without doubt, if I sent you to them, they would listen to you.
But the house of Isra'el will not be willing to listen to you, because they aren't willing to listen to me; since all the house of Isra'el are obstinate and hardhearted.
However, I am making you as defiant and obstinate as they are.
Yes, I am making your resoluteness harder than flint, as hard as a diamond. So don't be afraid of them or depressed by how they look at you, because they are a rebellious house."
Then he said to me, "Human being, receive in your heart and hear with your ears all my words that I speak to you.
Then go to the exiles, to your countrymen; and speak to them. Tell them, 'Here is what Adonai ELOHIM, says,' whether they listen or not."
A spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a very loud sound - blessed be the glory of ADONAI from his place!
It was the sound of the wings of the living creatures as they beat against each other, and the sound of the wheels next to them, a very loud sound.
So a spirit lifted me up and took me away. I went in bitterness and the heat of my spirit, with the hand of ADONAI strong on me.
I went to the exiles who were living in Tel-Aviv, by the K'var River and stayed with them there in a stupefied state for seven days.
After seven days the word of ADONAI came to me: