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.