Ezekiel 2 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Stand up, son of man," said the voice. "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 The Spirit came into me as he spoke and set me on my feet. I listened carefully to his words. 2 As he spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard him speaking to me.
3 "Son of man," he said, "I am sending you to the nation of Israel, a nation that is rebelling against me. Their ancestors have rebelled against me from the beginning, and they are still in revolt 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 They are a hard-hearted and stubborn people. But I am sending you to say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign 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 And whether they listen or not -- for remember, they are rebels -- at least they will know they have had 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 "Son of man, do not fear them. Don't be afraid even though their threats are sharp as thorns and barbed like briers, and they sting like scorpions. Do not be dismayed by their dark scowls. For remember, they are rebels! 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 must give them my messages whether they listen or not. But they won't listen, for they are completely rebellious! 7 You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious.
8 Son of man, listen to what I say to you. Do not join them in being a rebel. Open your mouth, and eat 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 Then I looked and saw a hand reaching out to me, and it held a scroll. 9 Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll,
10 He unrolled it, and I saw that both sides were covered with funeral songs, other words of sorrow, and pronouncements of doom. 10 which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe.