So I opened my mouth, and he fed me the scroll.
“Fill your stomach with this,” he said. And when I ate it, it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth.
Then he said, “Son of man, go to the people of Israel and give them my messages.
I am not sending you to a foreign people whose language you cannot understand.
No, I am not sending you to people with strange and difficult speech. If I did, they would listen!
But the people of Israel won’t listen to you any more than they listen to me! For the whole lot of them are hard-hearted and stubborn.
But look, I have made you as obstinate and hard-hearted as they are.
I have made your forehead as hard as the hardest rock! So don’t be afraid of them or fear their angry looks, even though they are rebels.”
Then he added, “Son of man, let all my words sink deep into your own heart first. Listen to them carefully for yourself.
Then go to your people in exile and say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign says!’ Do this whether they listen to you or not.”
Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard a loud rumbling sound behind me. (May the glory of the be praised in his place!)
References for Ezekiel 3:12