Ezekiel 2 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 He said to me, "Human being! Stand up! I want to speak with you!" 1 He said to me, "Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak to you."
2 As he spoke to me, a spirit entered me and put me on my feet, and I heard him who was speaking to me. 2 As he spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard him speaking to me.
3 He said, "Human being! I am sending you to the people of Isra'el, that nation of rebels who have rebelled against me - they and their ancestors have been transgressing against me to this very day. 3 He said: "Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me; they and their fathers have been in revolt against me to this very day.
4 Because they are defiant, hardhearted children, I am sending you; and you are to tell them, 'Here is what Adonai ELOHIM says.' 4 The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says.'
5 Whether they listen or not, this rebellious house will still know that a prophet has been among them! 5 And whether they listen or fail to listen--for they are a rebellious house--they will know that a prophet has been among them.
6 "As for you, human being, don't be afraid of them or their words, even if briars and thorns surround you, and you sit among scorpions. Don't be afraid of their words or be upset by their looks, for they are a rebellious house. 6 And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns are all around you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious house.
7 You are to speak my words to them, whether they listen or not, for they are very rebellious. 7 You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious.
8 But you, human being, hear what I am telling you: don't you be rebellious like that rebellious house. Open your mouth, and eat what I am about to give you." 8 But you, son of man, listen to what I say to you. Do not rebel like that rebellious house; open your mouth and eat what I give you."
9 When I looked, there was a hand stretched out to me, holding a scroll. 9 Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll,
10 He spread it out in front of me, and it was covered with writing front and back. Written on it were laments, dirges and woes. 10 which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe.