New International Version
And he said to me, "Son of man, eat what is before you, eat this scroll; then go and speak to the people of Israel."
King James Bible
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said unto me, Son of man, eat what thou findest; eat this roll, and go, speak unto the house of Israel.
World English Bible
He said to me, Son of man, eat that which you find. Eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
And He saith unto me, 'Son of man, that which thou findest eat, eat this roll, and go, speak unto the house of Israel.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Eat this roll, and go speak - This must have passed in vision; but the meaning is plain. Receive my word - let it enter into thy Soul; digest it - let it be thy nourishment; and let it be thy meat and drink to do the will of thy Father who is in heaven.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
eat. This must have passed in a vision; but the meaning is plain: Receive ny word into thy mind, let it enter into they soul; digest it, let it be they nourishment, they meat and thy drink, to do the will of thy Father who is in heaven.
LibraryCæsarius of Arles.
He was born in the district of Chalons-sur-Saone, A. D. 470. He seems to have been early awakened, by a pious education, to vital Christianity. When he was between seven and eight years old, it would often happen that he would give a portion of his clothes to the poor whom he met, and would say, when he came home, that he had been, constrained to do so. When yet a youth, he entered the celebrated convent on the island of Lerins, (Lerina,) in Provence, from which a spirit of deep and practical piety …
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places
The Greatness of the Soul,
Then I said, 'Here I am--it is written about me in the scroll-- I have come to do your will, my God.'"
So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, "Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but 'in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.'"
Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll,
And he said to me, "Son of man, listen carefully and take to heart all the words I speak to you.
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