Ezekiel 3:1-6 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 He told me, "Son of man, eat what you see. Eat this book. Then go and speak to the family of Israel." 1 And he said to me, "Son of man, eat what is before you, eat this scroll; then go and speak to the house of Israel."
2 As I opened my mouth, he gave me the scroll to eat, 2 So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat.
3 saying, "Son of man, eat this book that I am giving you. Make a full meal of it!" So I ate it. It tasted so good - just like honey. 3 Then he said to me, "Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it." So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth.
4 Then he told me, "Son of man, go to the family of Israel and speak my Message. 4 He then said to me: "Son of man, go now to the house of Israel and speak my words to them.
5 Look, I'm not sending you to a people who speak a hard-to-learn language with words you can hardly pronounce. 5 You are not being sent to a people of obscure speech and difficult language, but to the house of Israel--
6 If I had sent you to such people, their ears would have perked up and they would have listened immediately. 6 not to many peoples of obscure speech and difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely if I had sent you to them, they would have listened to you.