2 and it said to me “Man, stand on your feet and let me speak with you.” 2 And a spirit came into me, as it told me, and set me on my feet, and I heard one speaking to me. 3 * And he said to me “Man, I am sending you to the mutinous house of Israel, who have mutinied against me, they and their fathers, to this very day; 4 * and you shall say to them ‘Says the Lord Jehovah’; 5 whether they obey or do not—for they are a disobedient house—they shall know there has been a prophet among them. 6 * And as for you, man, do not be afraid of them nor dismayed at their words when they contradict you and slight you and you are seated among scorpions: do not be afraid of their words nor dismayed before them, because they are a disobedient house; 7 but speak my words to them, whether they obey or do not. For they are a disobedient house; 8 but do you, man, listen to him who speaks to you, do not be disobedient like the disobedient house: open your mouth and eat what I am giving you.” 9 And I saw, and found a hand held out to me, and in it a written book; 10 and he unrolled it before me, and it was written face and back, and it had written in it dirges and moans and laments.
^ 2:3 Var. mutinous sons of Israel
^ 2:4 Var. omits the Lord before Jehovah almost everywhere in Ezekiel
^ 2:6 Var. when you have with you thorns (unc.) and thistles