2:1 And he said to me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I
will speak to thee.
2:2 And the spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set
me upon my feet, that I heard him that spoke to me.
2:3 And 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.
2:4 For [they are] impudent children and obstinate in heart. I
send thee to them; and thou shalt say to them, Thus saith the
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 [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.
2:7 And thou shalt speak my words to 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 to thee; Be not thou
rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat
that which I give thee.
2:9 And when I looked, behold, a hand [was] sent to me; and lo,
a roll of a book [was] in it;
2:10 And he spread it before me: and it [was] written within and
without: and [there was] written in it lamentations, and
mourning, and woe.