Then the Lord said to me, "Human, eat what you ind; eat this scroll. Then go and speak to the people of Israel."
So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat.
He said to me, "Human, eat this scroll which I am giving you, and fill your stomach with it." Then I ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.
Then he said to me, "Human, go to the people of Israel, and speak my words to them.
You are not being sent to people whose speech you can't understand, whose language is difficult. You are being sent to Israel.
You are not being sent to many nations whose speech you can't understand, whose language is difficult, whose words you cannot understand. If I had sent you to them, they would have listened to you.
But the people of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, because they are not willing to listen to me. Yes, all the people of Israel are stubborn and will not obey.
See, I now make you as stubborn and as hard as they are.