Ezekiel 2:7
New International Version
You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious.

New Living Translation
You must give them my messages whether they listen or not. But they won’t listen, for they are completely rebellious!

English Standard Version
And you shall speak my words to them, whether they hear or refuse to hear, for they are a rebellious house.

Berean Study Bible
But speak My words to them, whether they listen or refuse to listen, for they are rebellious.

King James Bible
And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.

New King James Version
You shall speak My words to them, whether they hear or whether they refuse, for they are rebellious.

New American Standard Bible
But you shall speak My words to them whether they listen or not, for they are rebellious.

NASB 1995
“But you shall speak My words to them whether they listen or not, for they are rebellious.

NASB 1977
“But you shall speak My words to them whether they listen or not, for they are rebellious.

Amplified Bible
But you shall speak My words to them whether they will listen or refuse [to listen], for they are [most] rebellious.

Christian Standard Bible
Speak my words to them whether they listen or refuse to listen, for they are rebellious.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But speak My words to them whether they listen or refuse to listen, for they are rebellious.”

American Standard Version
And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear; for they are most rebellious.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But speak to them my words. Perhaps they shall hear and they shall be moved, for they are a rebellious house

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt speak my words to them, whether they will hear or fear: for it is a provoking house.

Contemporary English Version
and preach my message to them, whether they choose to listen or not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt speak my words to them, if perhaps they will hear, and forbear: for they provoke me to anger.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.

Good News Translation
You will tell them whatever I tell you to say, whether they listen or not. Remember what rebels they are.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Speak my words to them whether they listen or not, because they are rebellious.

International Standard Version
You are to tell them whatever I have to say to them, whether they listen or not, since they are rebellious."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt speak My words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear; for they are most rebellious.

Literal Standard Version
and you have spoken My words to them, whether they hear or whether they refrain, for they [are] a rebellion.

NET Bible
You must speak my words to them whether they listen or not, for they are rebellious.

New Heart English Bible
You shall speak my words to them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear; for they are most rebellious.

World English Bible
You shall speak my words to them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear; for they are most rebellious.

Young's Literal Translation
And thou hast spoken My words unto them, whether they hear or whether they forbear, for they are rebellious.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ezekiel's Call
6But you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns surround you, and you dwell among scorpions. Do not be afraid of their words or dismayed by their presence, though they are a rebellious house. 7But speak My words to them, whether they listen or refuse to listen, for they are rebellious. 8And you, son of man, listen to what I tell you. Do not be rebellious like that rebellious house. Open your mouth and eat what I give you.”…

Cross References
Jeremiah 1:7
But the LORD told me: "Do not say, 'I am only a child.' For to everyone I send you, you must go, and all that I command you, you must speak.

Jeremiah 1:17
Get yourself ready. Stand up and tell them everything that I command you. Do not be intimidated by them, or I will terrify you before them.

Jeremiah 7:27
When you tell them all these things, they will not listen to you. When you call to them, they will not answer.

Jeremiah 17:20
Say to them, 'Hear the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah, all people of Judah and Jerusalem who enter through these gates.

Jeremiah 36:14
Then all the officials sent word to Baruch through Jehudi son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, saying, "Bring the scroll that you read in the hearing of the people, and come here." So Baruch son of Neriah took the scroll and went to them.

Jeremiah 42:21
For I have told you today, but you have not obeyed the voice of the LORD your God in all He has sent me to tell you.

Ezekiel 2:5
And whether they listen or refuse to listen--for they are a rebellious house--they will know that a prophet has been among them.


Treasury of Scripture

And you shall speak my words to them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.

Thou

Ezekiel 3:10,17
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears…

Jeremiah 1:7,17
But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak…

Jeremiah 23:28
The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD.

whether

Ezekiel 2:5
And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.

most rebellious [HEB] rebellion









Verse 7. - Thou shalt speak my words, etc. The words conveyed

(1) a ground of encouragement in the fact that the words would be given by Jehovah (romp. Jeremiah 1:7, 17; Matthew 10:19, 20); and

(2) a warning against the intermingling of lower thoughts and a self-originated message (Ezekiel 13:7; Ezekiel 22:28). They are most rebellious; literally, the Hebrew being a noun, they are rebellion, or stubbornness, itself.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But speak
וְדִבַּרְתָּ֤ (wə·ḏib·bar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

My words
דְּבָרַי֙ (də·ḇā·ray)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

to them,
אֲלֵיהֶ֔ם (’ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

whether
אִֽם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

they listen
יִשְׁמְע֖וּ (yiš·mə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

or
וְאִם־ (wə·’im-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

refuse
יֶחְדָּ֑לוּ (yeḥ·dā·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2308: To be flabby, desist, be lacking, idle

to listen,
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

for they
הֵֽמָּה׃ (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

are rebellious.
מְרִ֖י (mə·rî)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4805: Bitterness, rebellion, bitter, rebellious


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