Ezekiel 2
Holman Christian Standard Bible  Par ▾ 

Mission to Rebellious Israel

1He said to me, “Son of man, stand up on your feeta and I will speak with you.” 2As He spoke to me, the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet,b and I listened to the One who was speaking to me. 3He said to me: “Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, toc the rebellious pagansd who have rebelled against Me. The Israelites and their ancestors have transgressed against Me to this day.e 4The children are obstinatef and hardhearted.g I am sending you to them, and you must say to them, ‘This is what the Lord GOD says.’ 5Whether they listen or refuse to listenh — for they are a rebellious house — they will know that a prophet has been among them.i

6But you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words,j though briers and thorns are beside you and you live among scorpions.k Don’t be afraid of their words or be discouraged by the look on their faces, for they are a rebellious house. 7But speak My words to them whether they listen or refuse to listen,l 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 am giving you.”m 9So I looked and saw a hand reaching out to me,n and there was a written scroll in it.o 10When He unrolled it before me, it was written on the front and back; words of lamentation, mourning, and woe were written on it.

a. 2:1 Dn 10:11
b. 2:2 Ezk 3:24; Dn 8:18
c. 2:3 Or Israelites and&dprbrk; to
d. 2:3 LXX omits to the rebellious pagans
e. 2:3 Ezk 20:18,30
f. 2:4 Lit hard of face
g. 2:4 Ezk 3:7
h. 2:5 Ezk 3:11,27
i. 2:5 Ezk 33:33
j. 2:6 Jr 1:8,17; Ezk 3:9
k. 2:6 2Sm 23:6; Ezk 28:24; Mc 7:4
l. 2:7 Jr 1:7,17
m. 2:8 Jr 15:16; Ezk 3:3; Rv 10:9
n. 2:9 Ezk 8:3
o. 2:9 Jr 36:2; Ezk 3:1
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