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Compare Translations for Ezekiel 2:2

Ezekiel 2:2 ASV
And the Spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet; and I heard him that spake unto me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 BBE
And at his words the spirit came into me and put me on my feet; and his voice came to my ears.
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Ezekiel 2:2 CEB
As he spoke to me, a wind came to me and stood me on my feet, and I heard someone addressing me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 CJB
As he spoke to me, a spirit entered me and put me on my feet, and I heard him who was speaking to me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 RHE
And the spirit entered into me after that he spoke to me, and he set me upon my feet: and I heard him speaking to me,
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Ezekiel 2:2 ESV
And as he spoke to me, the Spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and I heard him speaking to me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 GW
As he spoke to me, the Spirit entered me, stood me on my feet, and I heard him speaking to me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 GNT
While the voice was speaking, God's spirit entered me and raised me to my feet, and I heard the voice continue,
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Ezekiel 2:2 HNV
The Spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set me on my feet; and I heard him who spoke to me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 CSB
As He spoke to me, the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet, and I listened to the One who was speaking to me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 KJV
And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 LEB
And [the] Spirit came into me as he was speaking to me, and it set me on my feet, and I heard the one speaking to me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 NAS
As He spoke to me the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet; and I heard Him speaking to me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 NCV
While he spoke to me, the Spirit entered me and put me on my feet. Then I heard the Lord speaking to me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 NIRV
As he spoke, the Spirit of the LORD came into me. He raised me to my feet. I heard him speaking to me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 NIV
As he spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard him speaking to me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 NKJV
Then the Spirit entered me when He spoke to me, and set me on my feet; and I heard Him who spoke to me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 NLT
The Spirit came into me as he spoke and set me on my feet. I listened carefully to his words.
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Ezekiel 2:2 NRS
And when he spoke to me, a spirit entered into me and set me on my feet; and I heard him speaking to me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 RSV
And when he spoke to me, the Spirit entered into me and set me upon my feet; and I heard him speaking to me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 DBY
And the Spirit entered into me when he spoke unto me, and set me upon my feet; and I heard him that spoke unto me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 MSG
The moment I heard the voice, the Spirit entered me and put me on my feet. As he spoke to me, I listened.
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Ezekiel 2:2 WBT
And the spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spoke to me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 TMB
And the Spirit entered into me when He spoke unto me, and set me upon my feet, so that I heard Him who spoke unto me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 TNIV
As he spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard him speaking to me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 WEB
The Spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set me on my feet; and I heard him who spoke to me.
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Ezekiel 2:2 WYC
And the spirit entered into me, after that he spake to me, and setted me on my feet. And I heard one speaking to me,
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Ezekiel 2:2 YLT
And there doth come into me a spirit, when He hath spoken unto me, and it causeth me to stand on my feet, and I hear Him who is speaking unto me.
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Ezekiel 2 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 2

The prophet is directed what he is to do. (1-5) And encouraged to be resolute, faithful, and devoted. (6-10)

Verses 1-5 Lest Ezekiel should be lifted up with the abundance of the revelations, he is put in mind that still he is a son of man, a weak, mortal creature. As Christ usually called himself the Son of man, it was also an honourable distinction. Ezekiel's posture showed reverence, but his standing up would be a posture of greater readiness and fitness for business. God will speak to us, when we stand ready to do what he commands us. As Ezekiel had not strength of his own, the Spirit entered into him. God is graciously pleased to work in us whatever he requires of us. The Holy Spirit sets us upon our feet, by inclining our wills to our duty. Thus, when the Lord calls upon the sinner to awake, and attend to the concerns of his soul, the Spirit of life and grace comes with the call. Ezekiel is sent with a message to the children of Israel. Many might treat his message with contempt, yet they should know by the event that a prophet had been sent to them. God will be glorified, and his word made honourable, whether it be a savour of life unto life, or of death unto death.

Verses 6-10 Those who will do any thing to purpose in the service of God, must not fear men. Wicked men are as briers and thorns; but they are nigh unto cursing, and their end is to be burned. The prophet must be faithful to the souls of those to whom he was sent. All who speak from God to others, must obey his voice. The discoveries of sin, and the warnings of wrath, should be matter of lamentation. And those acquainted with the word of God, will clearly perceive it is filled with woe to impenitent sinners; and that all the precious promises of the gospel are for the repenting, believing servants of the Lord.

Ezekiel 2 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 2

Ezekiel 2:1-10 . EZEKIEL'S COMMISSION.

1. Son of man--often applied to Ezekiel; once only to Daniel ( Daniel 8:17 ), and not to any other prophet. The phrase was no doubt taken from Chaldean usage during the sojourn of Daniel and Ezekiel in Chaldea. But the spirit who sanctioned the words of the prophet implied by it the lowliness and frailty of the prophet as man "lower than the angels," though now admitted to the vision of angels and of God Himself, "lest he should be exalted through the abundance of the revelations" ( 2 Corinthians 12:7 ). He is appropriately so called as being type of the divine "Son of man" here revealed as "man" at once His lowliness and His exaltation, in His manifestations as the Representative man, at His first and second comings respectively ( Psalms 8:4-8 , Matthew 16:13 , 20:18 ; and on the other hand, Daniel 7:13 Daniel 7:14 , Matthew 26:64 , John 5:27 ).

2. spirit entered . . . when he spake--The divine word is ever accompanied by the Spirit ( Genesis 1:2 Genesis 1:3 ).
set . . . upon . . . feet--He had been "upon his face" ( Ezekiel 1:28 ). Humiliation on our part is followed by exaltation on God's part ( Ezekiel 3:23 Ezekiel 3:24 , Job 22:29 , 4:6 , 1 Peter 5:5 ). "On the feet" was the fitting attitude when he was called on to walk and work for God ( Ephesians 5:8 , 6:15 ).
that I heard--rather, "then I heard."

3. nation--rather, "nations"; the word usually applied to the heathen or Gentiles; here to the Jews, as being altogether heathenized with idolatries. So in Isaiah 1:10 , they are named "Sodom" and "Gomorrah." They were now become "Lo-ammi," not the people of God ( Hosea 1:9 ).

4. impudent--literally, "hard-faced" ( Ezekiel 3:7 Ezekiel 3:9 ).
children--resumptive of "they" ( Ezekiel 2:3 ); the "children" walk in their "fathers'" steps.
I . . . send thee--God opposes His command to all obstacles. Duties are ours; events are God's.
Thus saith the Lord God--God opposes His name to the obstinacy of the people.

5. forbear--namely, to hear.
yet shall know--Even if they will not hear, at least they will not have ignorance to plead as the cause of their perversity ( Ezekiel 33:33 ).

6. briers--not as the Margin and GESENIUS, "rebels," which would not correspond so well to "thorns." The Hebrew is from a root meaning "to sting" as nettles do. The wicked are often so called ( 2 Samuel 23:6 , Solomon 2:2 , Isaiah 9:18 ).
scorpions--a reptile about six inches long with a deadly sting at the end of the tail.
be not afraid--( Luke 12:4 , 1 Peter 3:14 ).

7. most rebellious--literally, "rebellion" itself: its very essence.

Revelation 10:9 Revelation 10:10 ). The idea is to possess himself fully of the message and digest it in the mind; not literal eating, but such an appropriation of its unsavory contents that they should become, as it were, part of himself, so as to impart them the more vividly to his hearers.

9. roll--the form in which ancient books were made.

10. within and without--on the face and the back. Usually the parchment was written only on its inside when rolled up; but so full was God's message of impending woes that it was written also on the back.