Ezekiel 3:2-12 (English Standard Version)

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2 So I opened my mouth, and he gave me this scroll to eat. 3 And he said to me, "Son of man, feed your belly with this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it."1Then I ate it, and it was in my mouth 2as sweet as honey. 4 And he said to me, 3"Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with my words to them. 5 For you are not sent to a people of foreign speech and a hard language, but to the house of Israel-- 6 not to many peoples of foreign speech and a hard language, whose words you cannot understand. 4Surely, if I sent you to such, they would listen to you. 7 5But the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, for they are not willing to listen to me: because all the house of Israel 6have a hard forehead and a stubborn heart. 8 7Behold, I have made your face as hard as their faces, and your forehead as hard as their foreheads. 9 Like 8emery harder than flint have I made your forehead. 9Fear them not, nor be dismayed at their looks, for they are a rebellious house." 10 Moreover, he said to me, "Son of man, 10all my words that I shall speak to you receive 11in your heart, and hear with your ears. 11 And go to the exiles, 12to your people, and speak to them and say to them, 13'Thus says the Lord GOD,'14whether they hear or refuse to hear." 12 15Then the Spirita lifted me up, and I heard behind me the voiceb of 16a great earthquake: "Blessed be the glory of the LORD from its place!"
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