2 And He said to me, “Son of man, astand on your feet, and I will speak to you.” 2 Then bthe 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 crebelled against Me; dthey and their fathers have transgressed against Me to this very day. 4 eFor they are 1impudent and stubborn children. I am sending you to them, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God.’ 5 fAs for them, whether they hear or whether they refuse—for they are a grebellious house—yet they hwill know that a prophet has been among them.
6 “And you, son of man, ido not be afraid of them nor be afraid of their words, though jbriers and thorns are with you and you dwell among scorpions; kdo not be afraid of their words or dismayed by their looks, lthough they are a rebellious house. 7 mYou 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 neat what I give you.”
9 Now when I looked, there was oa hand stretched out to me; and behold, pa 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.
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