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Ezekiel 2:1-6 (Today's New International Version)

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Ezekiel's Call to Be a Prophet

1 He said to me, "Son of man,a1 stand2 up on your feet and I will speak to you.3" 2 As he spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me4 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 ancestors have been in revolt against me to this very day.5 4 The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn.6 Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says.'7 5 And whether they listen or fail to listen8--for they are a rebellious house9--they will know that a prophet has been among them.10 6 And you, son of man, do not be afraid11 of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns12 are all around you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say or be terrified by them, though they are a rebellious house.13
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