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Ezekiel 2:1-7 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 He said to me, "Son of man, stand up on your feet 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, the Spirit came into me and raised me to 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: "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. 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 to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. 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 fail to listen--for they are a rebellious house--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 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. 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 speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious. 7 You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious.