1 And He said to me, "Son of man, a stand on your feet, and I will speak to you." 2 Then b the Spirit entered me when He spoke to me, and set me on my feet; and I heard Him who spoke to me. 3 And He said to me: "Son of man, I am sending you to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that has c rebelled against Me; d they and their fathers have transgressed against Me to this very day. 4 e "For they are 1 impudent and stubborn children. I am sending you to them, and you shall say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD.' 5 f "As for them, whether they hear or whether they refuse - for they are a g rebellious house - yet they h will know that a prophet has been among them. 6 "And you, son of man, i do not be afraid of them nor be afraid of their words, though j briers and thorns are with you and you dwell among scorpions; k do not be afraid of their words or dismayed by their looks, l though they are a rebellious house. 7 m "You shall speak My words to them, whether they hear or whether they refuse, for they are rebellious.
8 "But you, son of man, hear what I say to you. Do not be rebellious like that rebellious house; open your mouth and n eat what I give you." 9 Now when I looked, there was o a hand stretched out to me; and behold, p a scroll of a book was in it. 10 Then 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.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.