Ezekielís Call to Be a Prophet
2:1 And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy
feet, and I will speak unto thee.
2:2 And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me,
and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto
2:3 And he said unto 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 unto this very day.
2:4 For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do
send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus
saith the Lord GOD.
2:5 And 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.
2:6 And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be
afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with
thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of
their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be
a rebellious house.
2:7 And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they
will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most
2:8 But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not
thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth,
and eat that I give thee.
2:9 And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me;
and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;
2:10 And he spread it before me; and it was written within
and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and
mourning, and woe.