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Ezekiel 2:1-10 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 He said to me, "Son of man, stand up on your feet. 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, the Spirit of the LORD came into me. He raised me to my feet. 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, "Son of man, I am sending you to the people of Israel. That nation has refused to obey me. They have turned against me. They and their people before them have been 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 The people I am sending you to are very stubborn. Tell them, 'Here is what the LORD and King 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 "They might listen, or they might not. After all, they refuse to obey me. But whether they listen or not, they will know that a prophet was 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 be afraid of them or of what they say. Do not be afraid, even if thorns and bushes are all around you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say. Do not be terrified by them. They always refuse to obey me. 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 message. They might listen, or they might not. After all, they refuse to obey me. 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 tell you. Do not be like those who refuse to obey me. Open your mouth. 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 up. I saw a hand reach out to me. A scroll was in it. 9 Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll,
10 He unrolled it in front of me. Both sides had words written on them. They spoke about sadness, sorrow and trouble. 10 which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe.