The power of the LORD came over me. He said, "Get up, and go to the plain. I will speak to you there."
I got up and went to the plain. The LORD's glory was standing there like the glory I saw by the Chebar River, and I immediately bowed down.
Then the Spirit entered me and stood me on my feet. He talked to me. He said, "Go into your home, and shut yourself inside.
People will tie you up with ropes, son of man, so that you can't go outside.
I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you can't talk or criticize them, even though they are rebellious people.
But when I speak to you, I will open your mouth. You will tell them, 'This is what the Almighty LORD says.' Some will listen, and some will refuse to listen. They are rebellious people."