And go, get thee to them of the captivity
Not in the times of Hoshea king of Israel, by Shalmaneser king of Assyria, for these were placed in the cities of the Medes, ( 2 Kings 17:6 ) ; but in the times of Jeconiah king of Judah, ( Ezekiel 1:2 ) ; unto the children of thy people;
the Jews, which were in the land of Chaldea: and speak unto them, and tell them:
the words the Lord spoke to him: thus saith the Lord God; whether they will hear, or whether they will
forbear: (See Gill on Ezekiel 2:5).