Ezekiel 3:2-12 NIV

2 So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat.
3 Then he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth.

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4 He then said to me: “Son of man, go now to the people of Israel and speak my words to them.

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5 You are not being sent to a people of obscure speech and strange language, but to the people of Israel—

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6 not to many peoples of obscure speech and strange language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely if I had sent you to them, they would have listened to you.

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7 But the people of Israel are not willing to listen to you because they are not willing to listen to me, for all the Israelites are hardened and obstinate.

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8 But I will make you as unyielding and hardened as they are.

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9 I will make your forehead like the hardest stone, harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people.”

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10 And he said to me, “Son of man, listen carefully and take to heart all the words I speak to you.

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11 Go now to your people in exile and speak to them. Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says,’ whether they listen or fail to listen.”

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12 Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a loud rumbling sound as the glory of the LORD rose from the place where it was standing.a

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    • d 3:12 - Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text "sound—may the glory of the " Lord"be praised from his place"