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Ezekiel 2 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And he said to me, Son of man, get up on your feet, so that I may say words to you. 1 He said to me, "Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak to you."
2 And at his words the spirit came into me and put me on my feet; and his voice came to my ears. 2 As he spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard him speaking to me.
3 And he said to me, Son of man, I am sending you to the children of Israel, to an uncontrolled nation which has gone against me: they and their fathers have been sinners against me even 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 And the children are hard and stiff-hearted; I am sending you to them: and you are to say to them, These are the words of the Lord. 4 The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says.'
5 And they, if they give ear to you or if they do not give ear (for they are an uncontrolled people), will see that there has been a prophet 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 And you, son of man, have no fear of them or of their words, even if sharp thorns are round you and you are living among scorpions: have no fear of their words and do not be overcome by their looks, for they are an uncontrolled people. 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 And you are to give them my words, if they give ear to you or if they do not: for they are uncontrolled. 7 You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious.
8 But you, son of man, give ear to what I say to you, and do not be uncontrolled like that uncontrolled people: let your mouth be open and take what I 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 And looking, I saw a hand stretched out to me, and I saw the roll of a book in it; 9 Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll,
10 And he put it open before me, and it had writing on the front and on the back; words of grief and sorrow and trouble were recorded in it. 10 which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe.