9 And when I looked, behold, oan hand was sent unto me; and, lo, pa roll of a book was therein; 10 And he spread it before me; and it was written qwithin and without: and rthere was written therein lamentations, and smourning, and woe.
3 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; aeat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. 2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll. 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. abThen did I eat it; and it was in my mouth cas honey for sweetness.
4 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them. 5 For thou art not sent to a people †of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel; 6 Not to many people †of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. ||Surely, fhad I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee. 7 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; gfor they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel hare †impudent and hardhearted. 8 Behold, kI have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against itheir foreheads. 9 As lan adamant mharder than flint have kI made thy forehead: nfear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, othough they be a rebellious house. 10 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, pall my words that I shall speak unto thee breceive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears. 11 And go, get thee to qthem of the captivity, unto rthe children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord God; swhether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.
So Rev. 5:1.
Comp. Rev. 10:10.
Job 37:2 (Heb.).
Heb. d deep of lip, and e heavy of tongue; and so ver. 6.
Heb. d deep of lip, and e heavy [of] language.
Or, If I had sent thee, &c. would they not have hearkened unto thee?
So ch. 2:4.
Heb. stiff of i forehead, and hard of heart.
See Jer. 1:18.
So Jer. 3:3.
See Jer. 1:18.
See ch. 2:6.
See ch. 2:5.