Ezekiel 2 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 He said to me, "Son of man, stand up, and I will speak to 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, the Spirit entered me, stood me on my feet, and I heard him 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 to me, "Son of man, I am sending you to the people of Israel. They are people from a nation that has rebelled against me. They and their ancestors have rebelled against me to this 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 I am sending you to these defiant and stubborn children. Tell them, 'This is what the Almighty LORD 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 these rebellious people listen or not, they will realize 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 Son of man, don't be afraid of them or the things they say. Don't be afraid, even though thorns and thistles are around you and you live among scorpions. Don't let the things they say frighten you. Don't be terrified in their presence, even though they are rebellious 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 Speak my words to them whether they listen or not, because they are rebellious. 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, listen to what I say. Don't be rebellious like those rebellious people. Open your mouth, and eat what I am giving to 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 As I looked, I saw a hand stretched out toward me. In it was a scroll. 9 Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll,
10 He spread the scroll in front of me. There was writing on the front and back. There were funeral songs, songs of mourning, and horrible things written on it. 10 which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe.