Compare Translations for Ezekiel 2:3

Ezekiel 2:3 ASV
And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to nations that are rebellious, which have rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me even unto this very day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 BBE
And he said to me, Son of man, I am sending you to the children of Israel, to an uncontrolled nation which has gone against me: they and their fathers have been sinners against me even to this very day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 CEB
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.
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Ezekiel 2:3 CJB
He said, "Human being! I am sending you to the people of Isra'el, that nation of rebels who have rebelled against me - they and their ancestors have been transgressing against me to this very day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 RHE
And saying: Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious people, that hath revolted from me, they, and their fathers, have transgressed my covenant even unto this day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 ESV
And he said to me, "Son of man, I send you to the people of Israel, to nations of rebels, who have rebelled against me. They and their fathers have transgressed against me to this very day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 GW
He said to me, "Son of man, I am sending you to the people of Israel. They are people from a nation that has rebelled against me. They and their ancestors have rebelled against me to this day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 GNT
"Mortal man, I am sending you to the people of Israel. They have rebelled and turned against me and are still rebels, just as their ancestors were.
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Ezekiel 2:3 HNV
He said to me, Son of man, I send you to the children of Yisra'el, to nations that are rebellious, which have rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me even to this very day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 CSB
He said to me: "Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites [and] to the rebellious nations who have rebelled against Me. The Israelites and their ancestors have transgressed against Me to this day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 KJV
And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 LEB
And he said to me, "Son of man, I am sending you to the {Israelites}, to nations [who are] rebelling, who rebelled against me, they and their ancestors, they transgressed against me {until this very day}.
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Ezekiel 2:3 NAS
Then He said to me, "Son of man, I am sending you to the sons of Israel, to a rebellious people who have rebelled against Me; they and their fathers have transgressed against Me to this very day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 NCV
He said, "Human, I am sending you to the people of Israel. That nation has turned against me and broken away from me. They and their ancestors have sinned against me until this very day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 NIRV
He said, "Son of man, I am sending you to the people of Israel. That nation has refused to obey me. They have turned against me. They and their people before them have been against me to this very day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 NIV
He said: "Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me; they and their fathers have been in revolt against me to this very day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 NKJV
And He said to me: "Son of man, I am sending you to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against Me; they and their fathers have transgressed against Me to this very day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 NLT
"Son of man," he said, "I am sending you to the nation of Israel, a nation that is rebelling against me. Their ancestors have rebelled against me from the beginning, and they are still in revolt to this very day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 NRS
He said to me, Mortal, I am sending you to the people of Israel, to a nation of rebels who have rebelled against me; they and their ancestors have transgressed against me to this very day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 RSV
And he said to me, "Son of man, I send you to the people of Israel, to a nation of rebels, who have rebelled against me; they and their fathers have transgressed against me to this very day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 DBY
And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to nations that are rebellious, which have rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me unto this very day;
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Ezekiel 2:3 MSG
He said, "Son of man, I'm sending you to the family of Israel, a rebellious nation if there ever was one. They and their ancestors have fomented rebellion right up to the present.
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Ezekiel 2:3 WBT
And he said to me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me: [even] to this very day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 TMB
And He said unto me, "Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against Me. They and their fathers have transgressed against Me, even unto this very day;
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Ezekiel 2:3 TNIV
He said: "Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me; they and their ancestors have been in revolt against me to this very day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 WEB
He said to me, Son of man, I send you to the children of Israel, to nations that are rebellious, which have rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me even to this very day.
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Ezekiel 2:3 WYC
and saying, Son of man, I send thee to the sons of Israel, to folks apostates, either (those) going aback from faith, that went away from me; the fathers of them brake my covenant till to this day. (and saying, Son of man, I send thee to the Israelites, to an apostate nation, or those who went away from the faith, that went away from me; their forefathers broke my covenant, as they do unto this day.)
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Ezekiel 2:3 YLT
And He saith unto Me, `Son of man, I am sending thee unto the sons of Israel, unto nations who are rebels, who have rebelled against Me; they and their fathers have transgressed against Me, unto this self-same day.
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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.