1And He said to me, “Son of man, ⚓stand on your feet, and I will speak to you.”
2Then ⚓the Spirit entered me when He spoke to me, and set me on my feet; and I heard Him who spoke to me.
3And 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 stubborn children. I am sending you to them, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God.’
5⚓As for them, whether they hear or whether they refuse—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 hear or whether they refuse, for they are rebellious.
8But 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 give you.”
9Now when I looked, there was ⚓a hand stretched out to me; and behold, ⚓a scroll of a book was in it.
10Then 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.