1And he said to me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak to thee.
2And the spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spoke to me.
3And he said to me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me: even to this very day.
4For they are impudent children and obstinate in heart. I send thee to them; and thou shalt say to them, Thus saith the Lord GOD.
5And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.
6And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house.
7And thou shalt speak my words to them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.
8But thou, son of man, hear what I say to thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that which I give thee.
9And when I looked, behold, a hand was sent to me; and lo, a roll of a book was in it;
10And he spread it before me: and it was written within and without: and there was written in it lamentations, and mourning, and woe.