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Ezekiel 2 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 saying, "Mortal man, stand up. I want to talk to you." 1 He said to me, "Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak to you."
2 While the voice was speaking, God's spirit entered me and raised me to my feet, and I heard the voice continue, 2 As he spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard him speaking to me.
3 "Mortal man, I am sending you to the people of Israel. They have rebelled and turned against me and are still rebels, just as their ancestors were. 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 They are stubborn and do not respect me, so I am sending you to tell them what I, the Sovereign Lord, am saying to them. 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 those rebels listen to you or not, they will 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 "But you, mortal man, must not be afraid of them or of anything they say. They will defy and despise you; it will be like living among scorpions. Still, don't be afraid of those rebels or of anything they say. 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 will tell them whatever I tell you to say, whether they listen or not. Remember what rebels they are. 7 You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious.
8 "Mortal man, listen to what I tell you. Don't be rebellious like them. Open your mouth and eat what I am going 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 I saw a hand reaching out toward me, and it was holding a scroll. 9 Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll,
10 The hand unrolled the scroll, and I saw that there was writing on both sides - cries of grief were written there, and wails and groans. 10 which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe.