A Rebellious House
1Then He said to me: Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.
2As He spoke to me, the Ruach came upon me and stood me up on my feet. I heard Him speaking to me again.
3He said to me, Son of man, I send you to Bnei-Yisrael, to rebellious nations that have been rebelling against Me. They and their fathers have rebelled against Me to this very day.
4The children have hard faces and stubborn hearts. I am sending you to them, and you are to tell them, Thus says Adonai Elohim.
5Whether they listen, or whether they will refuse to listenfor they are a rebellious housethey will know that a prophet was among them.
6But you, son of man, do not be afraid of them. Do not fear their words, though thistles and thorns are beside you and you sit among scorpions. Do not be afraid of their words or be dismayed by their looksfor they are a rebellious house.
7You will speak My words to them, whether they will listen or whether they will refuse to listenfor they are rebellious.
8Now 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 to you.
9I looked, and behold, a hand was stretched out to me, holding a written scroll.
10He spread it out before me. It was written on, front and back. Written on it were lamentations, dirges and woe.