And he said unto me, Son of man,stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.
And the spiritentered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.
And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebelliousnationa that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this veryday.4
For they are impudentbchildren and stiffhearted . I do send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LordGOD.5
And they, whether they will hear , or whether they will forbear , (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophetamong them.
And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briersc and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellioushouse.7
And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear , or whether they will forbear : for they are most rebellious.8
But thou, son of man,hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellioushouse:open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee.
And when I looked , behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;
And he spread it before me; and it was writtenwithin and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.