And He said to▵ me, Son of man, eat what thou findest; eat this scroll, and go speak to▵ the house of Israel.
And I opened my mouth, and He caused me to eat this scroll.
And He said unto▵ me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with◦ this scroll that I◦ give unto▵ thee. And I did eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
And He said to▵ me, Son of man, go, come into▵ the house of Israel, and speak My words to▵ them.
For thou◦ art not sent to▵ a people of a deep lip and of a heavy tongue*, but to▵ the house of Israel;
not to▵ many peoples of a deep lip and of a heavy tongue, whose words thou shalt not hear. If I had sent thee to▵ them, they◦ would have hearkened unto▵ thee.
But the house of Israel is· not ·willing to hearken to▵ thee, for they are· not◦ ·willing to hearken to▵ Me; for all the house of Israel are firm of forehead, and hard of heart are they◦.
Behold, I have put◦ thy faces firm against their faces, and thy forehead firm against their foreheads.
As an adamant firmer than rock have I put◦ thy forehead; fear them not, neither be··dismayed at their faces, though◦ they◦ be a rebellious house.
And He said to▵ me, Son of man, all My words that I shall speak to▵ thee take into thy heart, and hear with thine ears.
And go, come to▵ the exiled, to▵ the sons of thy people, and speak to▵ them, and say to▵ them, whether they will hear, or◦ whether they will forbear, Thus says the Lord Jehovih*.
And the spirit took· me ·up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great quaking, saying, Blessed be the glory of Jehovah from His place.
I heard also the voice of the wings of the living things that kissed one another*, and the voice of the wheels alongside them, and a voice of a great quaking.
And the spirit carried me, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the fury of my spirit; but the hand of Jehovah was··firm on me.
And I came to▵ the exiled at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they◦ sat, and I sat there seven days astonished in their midst.
And it was from the end of seven days, that the word of Jehovah was to▵ me, saying,
Son of man, I have given thee as a watchman for the house of Israel; and thou shalt hear the word from My mouth, and warn them from Me.
When I say to the wicked, Dying thou shalt die; and thou warnest him not, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to let· him ·live; he◦, the wicked one, shall··die in his iniquity; but his blood I shall seek from thy hand.
And when◦ thou◦ warn the wicked, and he turn· not ·back from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he◦ shall··die in his iniquity; but thou◦ hast rescued thy soul.
And when a just man turns··back from his justice, and does perversity, and I put◦ a stumblingblock before him, he◦ shall die; for thou hast not warned him; in his sin he shall··die, and his justice which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I seek from thy hand.
But if▫ thou◦ warn the just man, so··that▵ the just man sin not▵, and he◦ sins not, living he shall live, for he is warned; and thou◦ hast rescued thy soul.
And the hand of Jehovah was on me there; and He said unto▵ me, Arise, go··out to▵ the vale, and there I shall speak with◦ thee.
And I arose, and went··out to▵ the vale; and, behold, there the glory of Jehovah was standing, as the glory which I saw by◦ the River Chebar; and I fell on my face.
And the spirit came into me, and stood me upon my feet, and spoke with◦ me, and said unto▵ me, Go··in, shut thyself in the midst of thy house.
And thou◦, son of man, behold, they shall put◦ ropes on thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go··out in their midst:
and I will make thy tongue stick to▵ thy palate, and thou shalt be··dumb, and shalt not be to them◦ as a man◦ who reproves; for they are a rebellious house.
But when I speak with◦ thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto▵ them, Thus says the Lord Jehovih; He who hears, let him hear; and he who forbears, let him forbear; for they◦ are a rebellious house.