New Living Translation
The voice said to me, "Son of man, eat what I am giving you--eat this scroll! Then go and give its message 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.'
Ezekiel 3:1 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:1 Eat - This was done in a vision. Findeth - In the hand which was sent to him.
LibraryThe Prophet Jonah.
It has been asserted without any sufficient reason, that Jonah is older than Hosea, Joel, Amos, and Obadiah,--that he is the oldest among the prophets whose written monuments have been preserved to us. The passage in 2 Kings xiv. 25, where it is said, that Jonah, the son of Amittai the prophet, prophesied to Jeroboam the happy success of his arms, and the restoration of the ancient boundaries of Israel, and that this prophecy was confirmed by the event, cannot decide in favour of this assertion, …
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
A Work of Reform
Then I said, 'Look, I have come to do your will, O God--as is written about me in the Scriptures.'"
So I went to the angel and told him to give me the small scroll. "Yes, take it and eat it," he said. "It will be sweet as honey in your mouth, but it will turn sour in your stomach!"
Then I looked and saw a hand reaching out to me. It held a scroll,
Then he added, "Son of man, let all my words sink deep into your own heart first. Listen to them carefully for yourself.
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