He told me, "Son of man, eat what you see. Eat this book. Then go and speak to the family of Israel."
As I opened my mouth, he gave me the scroll to eat,
saying, "Son of man, eat this book that I am giving you. Make a full meal of it!" So I ate it. It tasted so good - just like honey.
Then he told me, "Son of man, go to the family of Israel and speak my Message.
Look, I'm not sending you to a people who speak a hard-to-learn language with words you can hardly pronounce.
If I had sent you to such people, their ears would have perked up and they would have listened immediately.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)