Ezekiel 2:3

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.

Read Ezekiel 2:3 Using Other Translations

And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day.
And he said to me, "Son of man, I send you to the people of Israel, to nations of rebels, who have rebelled against me. They and their fathers have transgressed against me to this very day.
“Son of man,” he said, “I am sending you to the nation of Israel, a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me. They and their ancestors have been rebelling against me to this very day.

What does Ezekiel 2:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 2:3

And he said unto me, son of man
Now follow his mission and commission, and an account of the persons to whom he was sent: I send thee to the children of Israel;
that were captives in Babylon, in Jehoiakim's captivity; so Christ was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, ( Matthew 15:24 ) ; to a rebellious nation, that hath rebelled against me;
or, "rebellious Gentiles", F21; not the nations of the earth, though Ezekiel did prophesy many things concerning them; but the Jews, the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin; or the twelve tribes of Israel, called Gentiles, because they joined with them in their idolatries; and, as Kimchi says, were divided in their evil works; some worshipping the gods of the Ammonites; and some the gods of the Moabites; and all guilty of rebellion and treason in so doing against the God of heaven: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, [even] unto this
very day;
which is an aggravation of their rebellion; their fathers had sinned, and they had followed their ill examples, and had continued therein to that day; and as they, did to the times of Christ, when they were about to till up the measure of their iniquity, ( Matthew 23:31 Matthew 23:32 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F21 (Mydrwmh Mywg la) "ad gentes, rebelles", Junius & Tremellius, Polanus, Starckius.
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