1 And He said to me, Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak to you.
2 Then the Spirit entered me when He spoke to me, and set me on my feet; and I heard
Him speak to me.
3 And He said to me: Son of man, I am sending you to the children of Israel, to a
rebellious nation that has rebelled against Me; they and their fathers have transgressed
against Me to this very day.
4 For they are impudent and hardhearted children. I am sending you to them, and you
shall say to them, Thus says the Lord Jehovah.
5 As for them, whether they hear or whether they forbear; for they are a rebellious
house; yet they will know that a prophet has been among them.
6 And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them nor be afraid of their words, though
briers and thorns are with you and you dwell among scorpions; do not be afraid of their
words or dismayed by their looks, though they are a rebellious house.
7 You shall speak My Words to them, whether they will hear or whether they will
forbear, for they are most rebellious.
8 But you, son of man, hear what I say to you. Do not be rebellious like that rebellious
house; open your mouth and eat what I am giving you.
9 And when I looked, behold, there was a hand stretched out to me; and lo, a scroll of a
book was in it.
10 And He spread it before me; and there was writing on the inside and on the outside,
and written on it were lamentations and mourning and woe.