The Call of Ezekiel to Speak God’s Words

1 And he said to me, "Son of man, stand on your feet, so that I can speak with you."
2 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.
3 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}.
4 And the children [are] {impudent} and {stubborn}, [and so] I am sending you to them, and you must say to them, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh!'
5 And they, whether they listen or whether they fail [to listen], for they [are] a rebellious house, they will know that a prophet was in their midst.
6 And you, son of man, you must not be afraid of them, and you must not be afraid of their words, because briers and thorns [are] with you, and you [are] sitting among scorpions. You must not be afraid of their words, and you must not be dismayed because of their {looks}, for they [are] a rebellious house.
7 And you must speak my words to them whether they listen or whether they fail [to listen], for they [are] rebellious.
8 And you, son of man, hear what I [am] speaking to you: you must not be rebellious like [the] house of rebellion. Open your mouth and eat what I [am] giving to you."
9 And I looked, and look! There was a hand stretched out to me, and look! In it [was] {a scroll with writing}.
10 And he rolled it out {before me}, and it [was] written [on the] front and back, and there [were] written on it laments and mourning and wailing.