Ezekiel 2:1
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New International Version
He said to me, "Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak to you."

New Living Translation
"Stand up, son of man," said the voice. "I want to speak with you."

English Standard Version
And he said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.”

New American Standard Bible
Then He said to me, "Son of man, stand on your feet that I may speak with you!"

King James Bible
And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said to me, "Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak with you."

International Standard Version
"Son of Man," the LORD said, "get up on your feet. I want to talk to you."

NET Bible
He said to me, "Son of man, stand on your feet and I will speak with you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said to me, "Son of man, stand up, and I will speak to you."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak with thee.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon your feet, and I will speak unto you.

American King James Version
And he said to me, Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak to you.

American Standard Version
And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak with thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This was the vision of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And I saw, and I fell upon my face, and I heard the voice of one that spoke. And he said to me: Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak to thee.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak with thee.

English Revised Version
And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak with thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak to thee.

World English Bible
He said to me, Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.

Young's Literal Translation
It is the appearance of the likeness of the honour of Jehovah, and I see, and fall on my face, and I hear a voice speaking, and He saith unto me, 'Son of man, stand on thy feet, and I speak with thee.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:1-5 Lest Ezekiel should be lifted up with the abundance of the revelations, he is put in mind that still he is a son of man, a weak, mortal creature. As Christ usually called himself the Son of man, it was also an honourable distinction. Ezekiel's posture showed reverence, but his standing up would be a posture of greater readiness and fitness for business. God will speak to us, when we stand ready to do what he commands us. As Ezekiel had not strength of his own, the Spirit entered into him. God is graciously pleased to work in us whatever he requires of us. The Holy Spirit sets us upon our feet, by inclining our wills to our duty. Thus, when the Lord calls upon the sinner to awake, and attend to the concerns of his soul, the Spirit of life and grace comes with the call. Ezekiel is sent with a message to the children of Israel. Many might treat his message with contempt, yet they should know by the event that a prophet had been sent to them. God will be glorified, and his word made honourable, whether it be a savour of life unto life, or of death unto death.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 1. - Son of man, etc. It is noticeable that the phrase (ben adam), as addressed to a prophet, occurs only in Ezekiel, in whom we find it not less than eighty times, and in Daniel 8:17. As used elsewhere, e.g. in Numbers 23:19; Psalm 8:4; Job 25:6; Isaiah 51:12; Isaiah 56:2, and in Ezekiel's use of it, it is probably connected with the history of Adam, as created from the ground (adamah) in Genesis 2:7; Genesis 3:19. The prophet is reminded, in the very moment of his highest inspiration, of his Adam nature with all its infirmity and limitations. In the use of a like phrase (bar enosh, instead of ben adam) in Daniel 7:13 we have the same truth implied. There one like unto man in all things is called to share the sovereignty of the "Ancient of Days," the Eternal One. Here the prophet, nothing in himself, is called to be the messenger of God to other sons of men. It is in many ways suggestive that our Lord should have chosen the same formula for constant use when speaking of himself (Matthew 8:20, and passim in the Gospels). Stand upon thy feet. The attitude of adoration is changed, by the Divine command, into that of expectant service, that of awe and dread for the courage of a soldier of the Lord of hosts (compare the parallels of Ezekiel 3:24; Ezekiel 43:3, 5; Daniel 8:18).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he said unto me,.... The glorious Person who sat upon the throne, whose appearance is described in the latter part of the preceding chapter:

son of man; as he was to be that spake unto him; and so it may denote relation, affection, and familiarity; or otherwise it is expressive of humiliation; of the frail, mean, and low estate of man, through the fall, Psalm 8:4; wherefore some think Ezekiel is thus addressed, lest he should be lifted up, and think himself as one of the angels, because he had seen so great a vision; just as the Apostle Paul was humbled, lest he should be exalted above measure, through the visions and revelations he had, 2 Corinthians 12:7. Kimchi mentions this, but assigns another reason; that because he saw the face of a man in the above vision, he let him know that he was right and good in the eye of God; and was the son of man, and not the son of a lion, &c. which is exceeding weak and trifling. Abendana, besides these, mentions some other reasons given; as that because he saw the "mercavah" or chariot, and ascended to the dignity of the angels on high, it is as if it was said, there is none born of a woman, as this; or because he was carried out of the holy land, as Adam was drove out of Eden; and therefore called the son of the first Adam, being drove out of Jerusalem, and out of the temple, where he was a priest. It may be observed, that this is a name which our Lord frequently took to himself in his state of humiliation; and that none but Ezekiel, excepting once the Prophet Daniel, is called by this name; and no doubt the reason of it is, because he was an eminent type of Christ; and particularly in his mission and commission, as a prophet, to the rebellious house of Israel:

stand upon thy feet; for he was fallen upon his face, at the sight of the vision, Ezekiel 1:28; when a divine Person speaks, men ought to stand and hear, and be in a readiness to do his pleasure:

and I will speak unto thee; which is said for his encouragement, being spoken by him who has the words of truth and grace, and of eternal life.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

CHAPTER 2

Eze 2:1-10. Ezekiel's Commission.

1. Son of man—often applied to Ezekiel; once only to Daniel (Da 8:17), and not to any other prophet. The phrase was no doubt taken from Chaldean usage during the sojourn of Daniel and Ezekiel in Chaldea. But the spirit who sanctioned the words of the prophet implied by it the lowliness and frailty of the prophet as man "lower than the angels," though now admitted to the vision of angels and of God Himself, "lest he should be exalted through the abundance of the revelations" (2Co 12:7). He is appropriately so called as being type of the divine "Son of man" here revealed as "man" (see on [1018]Eze 1:26). That title, as applied to Messiah, implies at once His lowliness and His exaltation, in His manifestations as the Representative man, at His first and second comings respectively (Ps 8:4-8; Mt 16:13; 20:18; and on the other hand, Da 7:13, 14; Mt 26:64; Joh 5:27).

Ezekiel 2:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
Ezekiel's Call
1Then He said to me, "Son of man, stand on your feet that I may speak with you!" 2As He spoke to me the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet; and I heard Him speaking to me.…
Cross References
Acts 9:6
"Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do."

Acts 26:16
Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen and will see of me.

Ezekiel 40:4
The man said to me, "Son of man, look carefully and listen closely and pay attention to everything I am going to show you, for that is why you have been brought here. Tell the people of Israel everything you see."

Ezekiel 43:18
Then he said to me, "Son of man, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: These will be the regulations for sacrificing burnt offerings and splashing blood against the altar when it is built:

Daniel 10:11
He said, "Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you." And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling.
Treasury of Scripture

And he said to me, Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak to you.

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Ezekiel 2:3,6,8 And he said to me, Son of man, I send you to the children of Israel, …

Ezekiel 3:1,4,10,17 Moreover he said to me, Son of man, eat that you find; eat this roll, …

Ezekiel 4:1 You also, son of man, take you a tile, and lay it before you, and …

Ezekiel 5:1 And you, son of man, take you a sharp knife, take you a barber's …

Ezekiel 7:2 Also, you son of man, thus said the Lord GOD to the land of Israel; …

Ezekiel 12:3 Therefore, you son of man, prepare you stuff for removing, and remove …

Ezekiel 13:2 Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, …

Ezekiel 14:3,13 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and …

Ezekiel 15:2 Son of man, what is the vine tree more than any tree, or than a branch …

Ezekiel 16:2 Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,

Ezekiel 17:2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel;

Ezekiel 20:3 Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel, and say to them, Thus …

Ezekiel 37:3 And he said to me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, …

Psalm 8:4 What is man, that you are mindful of him? and the son of man, that …

Daniel 8:17 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and …

Matthew 16:13-16 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his …

John 3:13,16 And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from …

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Ezekiel 1:28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, …

Daniel 10:11,19 And he said to me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the …

Matthew 17:7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.

Acts 9:6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what will you have me …

Acts 26:16 But rise, and stand on your feet: for I have appeared to you for this purpose…

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