1And he said to me, #ch. 3:1, 3, 4, 17, 25; 4:1, 16; 5:1 “Son of man,#2:1 Or Son of Adam; so throughout Ezekiel #Dan. 10:11stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.” 2And as he spoke to me, #ch. 3:24 the Spirit entered into me and #ch. 3:24; Dan. 8:18set me on my feet, and I heard him speaking to me. 3And he said to me, “Son of man, I send you to the people of Israel, to #[ver. 5, 6, 8; ch. 3:26; 24:3; 44:6] nations of rebels, who have rebelled against me. #ch. 20:16, 18, 21They and their fathers have transgressed against me to this very day. 4The descendants also are #[ch. 3:7]impudent and stubborn: I send you to them, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God.’ 5And #ch. 3:11; [ch. 3:27; 17:12] whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are #[See ver. 3 above] a rebellious house) #ch. 33:33they will know that a prophet has been among them. 6And you, son of man, #ch. 3:9; Jer. 1:8 be not afraid of them, nor be afraid of their words, #[ch. 28:24; 2 Sam. 23:6; Mic. 7:4] though briers and thorns are with you and you sit on #[Deut. 8:15]scorpions.#2:6 Or on scorpion plants Be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, for they are a rebellious house. 7And you shall speak my words to them, #[See ver. 5 above]whether they hear or refuse to hear, for they are a rebellious house.
8“But you, son of man, hear what I say to you. #[Isa. 50:5] Be not rebellious like that rebellious house; open your mouth and #Rev. 10:9; [ch. 3:1, 3]eat what I give you.” 9And when I looked, behold, #ch. 8:3; Dan. 10:10; Rev. 10:2 a hand was stretched out to me, and behold, #Jer. 36:2a scroll of a book was in it. 10And he spread it before me. And it had writing #Rev. 5:1on the front and on the back, and there were written on it words of lamentation and mourning and woe.