Mission to Rebellious Israel
1He said to me, “Son of man, stand up on your feet # Dn 10:11 and I will speak with you.” 2As He spoke to me, the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet, # Ezk 3:24; Dn 8:18 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, to # Or Israelites and to the rebellious pagans # LXX omits to the rebellious pagans who have rebelled against Me. The Israelites and their ancestors have transgressed against Me to this day. # Ezk 20:18,30 4The children are obstinate # Lit hard of face and hardhearted. # Ezk 3:7 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 listen # Ezk 3:11,27 — for they are a rebellious house — they will know that a prophet has been among them. # Ezk 33:33
6“But you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words, # Jr 1:8,17; Ezk 3:9 though briers and thorns are beside you and you live among scorpions. # 2Sm 23:6; Ezk 28:24; Mc 7:4 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, # Jr 1:7,17 for they are rebellious.
8“And 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.” # Jr 15:16; Ezk 3:3; Rv 10:9 9So I looked and saw a hand reaching out to me, # Ezk 8:3 and there was a written scroll in it. # Jr 36:2; Ezk 3:1 10When He unrolled it before me, it was written on the front and back; words of lamentation, mourning, and woe were written on it.