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Ezekiel 2:1-6 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 He said to me, "Human, stand up on your feet so I may speak with you." 1 He said to me, "Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak to you."
2 While he spoke to me, the Spirit entered me and put me on my feet. Then I heard the Lord 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, "Human, I am sending you to the people of Israel. That nation has turned against me and broken away from me. They and their ancestors have sinned against me until 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 I am sending you to people who are stubborn and who do not obey. You will say to them, 'This is what the Lord God 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 may listen, or they may not, since they are a people who have turned against me. But 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 You, human, don't be afraid of the people or their words. Even though they may be like thorny branches and stickers all around you, and though you may feel like you live with poisonous insects, don't be afraid. Don't be afraid of their words or their looks, because they are a people who turn against 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.