Ezekiel 2:2
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New International Version
As he spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard him speaking to me.

New Living Translation
The Spirit came into me as he spoke, and he set me on my feet. I listened carefully to his words.

English Standard Version
And as he spoke to me, the Spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and I heard him speaking to me.

New American Standard Bible
As He spoke to me the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet; and I heard Him speaking to me.

King James Bible
And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As He spoke to me, the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet, and I listened to the One who was speaking to me.

International Standard Version
Even while he was speaking to me, the Spirit entered me, set me on my feet, and I listened to the voice that had been speaking to me.

NET Bible
As he spoke to me, a wind came into me and stood me on my feet, and I heard the one speaking to me.

New Heart English Bible
The Spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set me on my feet; and I heard him who spoke to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As he spoke to me, the Spirit entered me, stood me on my feet, and I heard him speaking to me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And spirit entered into me when He spoke unto me, and set me upon my feet; and I heard Him that spoke unto me.

New American Standard 1977
And as He spoke to me the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet; and I heard Him speaking to me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And spirit entered into me when he spoke unto me and set me upon my feet, and I heard him that spoke unto me.

King James 2000 Bible
And the Spirit entered into me when he spoke unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spoke unto me.

American King James Version
And the spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set me on my feet, that I heard him that spoke to me.

American Standard Version
And the Spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet; and I heard him that spake unto me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the spirit entered into me after that he spoke to me, and he set me upon my feet: and I heard him speaking to me,

Darby Bible Translation
And the Spirit entered into me when he spoke unto me, and set me upon my feet; and I heard him that spoke unto me.

English Revised Version
And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet; and I heard him that spake unto me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spoke to me.

World English Bible
The Spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set me on my feet; and I heard him who spoke to me.

Young's Literal Translation
And there doth come into me a spirit, when He hath spoken unto me, and it causeth me to stand on my feet, and I hear Him who is speaking unto me.
Study Bible
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. 3Then He said to me, "Son of man, I am sending you to the sons of Israel, to a rebellious people who have rebelled against Me; they and their fathers have transgressed against Me to this very day.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 3:24
The Spirit then entered me and made me stand on my feet, and He spoke with me and said to me, "Go, shut yourself up in your house.

Daniel 8:18
Now while he was talking with me, I sank into a deep sleep with my face to the ground; but he touched me and made me stand upright.
Treasury of Scripture

And the spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set me on my feet, that I heard him that spoke to me.

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(2) And the spirit entered into me.--Always Divine strength is vouchsafed to the prophets when thus overcome by the glory of their visions. (Comp. Isaiah 6:5-7; Daniel 8:18; Daniel 10:15-19; Revelation 1:17.) There can be no doubt, therefore, that the spirit is here the Spirit of God, and not merely the prophet's own human vigour and courage; and this is made still more plain in Ezekiel 3:24. It was this which "set him upon his feet," and enabled him amid such surroundings of awe to receive the word spoken to him; for while the revelation by vision still remained before him (see Ezekiel 3:12-13), he was now to be instructed also by the clearer revelation of the direct voice from heaven. We are not to think of any physical force exerted upon the prophet, but of all these things as still taking place in vision.

Verse 2. - And the Spirit, etc. It scarcely admits of question (though the Hebrew has no article, and so far Luther's Version, "Ich ward wieder erquickt," is tenable) that the word is used in the same sense as in Ezekiel 1:20, 21 (comp. Ezekiel 3:24). The Spirit which moved the "living creatures" and the "wheels" in the mysterious symbol was now in him. Ezekiel finds in that fact the ground of his prophetic inspiration (comp. Numbers 24:2; Judges 11:29; 1 Samuel 10:6, 10; Isaiah 11:2, etc.) And the spirit entered into me,.... Not his own spirit or soul; for it does not appear that that went out of him upon the sight of the vision; nor any of the ministering spirits, the angels, who are never said to enter into the prophets or people of God; but the Holy Spirit of God; the same Spirit that was in the living creatures, and in the wheels; in the ministers, and in the churches; who entered with his gifts to qualify him for his office as a prophet; and who enters with his graces into the hearts of all the saints, to quicken, renew, comfort, and sanctify them:

when he spake unto me; at the same time the Spirit went along with the word; and when the word of Christ is attended with the demonstration of the Spirit and of power, it is effectual:

and he set me upon my feet; not he that spake with him, and bid him stand on his feet; but the Spirit; for the word, though it is the word of God, and of Christ, yet is ineffectual without the Spirit; when he enters, he gives the word a place, and it works effectually; when he enters, as the Spirit of life from Christ, the soul is quickened and strengthened; and such that are fallen down stand up; yea, such as are dead arise and stand upon their feet:

that I heard him that spake unto me; so as to understand; for the Spirit, who searches the deep things of God, reveals them to his ministers, and causes them to understand the word of Christ, that they may be able to instruct others in it. 2. spirit entered … when he spake—The divine word is ever accompanied by the Spirit (Ge 1:2, 3).

set … upon … feet—He had been "upon his face" (Eze 1:28). Humiliation on our part is followed by exaltation on God's part (Eze 3:23, 24; Job 22:29; Jas 4:6; 1Pe 5:5). "On the feet" was the fitting attitude when he was called on to walk and work for God (Eph 5:8; 6:15).

that I heard—rather, "then I heard."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.
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