Then He said to me, "Son of man, 1stand on your feet that I may speak with you!"
As He spoke to me the 2Spiritentered me and set me on my feet; and I heard Him speaking to me.
Then He said to me, "Son of man, I am sending you to the sons of Israel, to a rebelliouspeoplewho have 3rebelled against Me; 4they and their fathers have transgressed against Me to thisveryday.
"I am sending you to them who are a5stubborn and obstinatechildren, and you shall say to them, 'Thussays the LordbGOD.'
"As for them, 6whether they listenorcnot-for they are a rebellioushouse -they will 7know that a prophet has beenamong them.
"And you, son of man, 8neitherfear them norfear their words, though9thistles and thorns are with you and you sit on scorpions; neitherfear their wordsnor be dismayed at their presence, for they are a rebellioushouse.
"But you shall 10speak My words to them 11whether they listenordnot, for they are rebellious.
"Now you, son of man, listen to what I am speaking to you; do not be rebellious like that rebellioushouse. Open your mouth and 12eatwhat I am giving you."
Then I looked, and behold, a 13hand was extended to me; and lo, a e14scroll was in it.
When He spread it out before me, it was written on the front and back, and written on it were lamentations, mourning and 15woe.