Ezekiel 3:2

2 As I opened my mouth, he gave me the scroll to eat,

Ezekiel 3:2 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 3:2

So I opened my mouth
To take in the roll, and eat it; he was not disobedient to the heavenly vision; he did all that he could towards eating it, but was not sufficient of himself; and therefore it follows: and he caused me to eat that roll;
he, the Lord, put it into his mouth, caused him to eat it, and tilled him with it, according to his promise, ( Psalms 81:10 ) . The efficacy and sufficiency to think of good things, to meditate upon them, receive and digest them, are of God; it is he that makes men prophets, and able ministers. The Targum is,

``and I inclined my soul, and he taught me (or made me wise "with") what was written in this roll.''

Ezekiel 3:2 In-Context

1 He told me, "Son of man, eat what you see. Eat this book. Then go and speak to the family of Israel."
2 As I opened my mouth, 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.
4 Then he told me, "Son of man, go to the family of Israel and speak my Message.
5 Look, I'm not sending you to a people who speak a hard-to-learn language with words you can hardly pronounce.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved.