Then the LORD took hold of me and said, “Get up and go out into the valley, and I will speak to you there.”
So I got up and went, and there I saw the glory of the LORD, just as I had seen in my first vision by the Kebar River. And I fell face down on the ground.
Then the Spirit came into me and set me on my feet. He spoke to me and said, “Go to your house and shut yourself in.
There, son of man, you will be tied with ropes so you cannot go out among the people.
And I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be speechless and unable to rebuke them, for they are rebels.
But when I give you a message, I will loosen your tongue and let you speak. Then you will say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says!’ Those who choose to listen will listen, but those who refuse will refuse, for they are rebels.