*THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Ezekiel 2 ©
The prophet, being terrified by the former vision, is raised by God, vss. 1, 2. And called to the prophetical office among the children of Israel, with instruction and strengthening against their obstinacy, 3. And the vision of a roll, that was written within and without, 9.
AND 1he said unto me, 2Son of man, 3stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.
And 4the spirit entereda into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard 5him that spake unto me.
And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the 6children of Israel, to a rebellious 7nation that hath rebelled against me: theyb and their fathers have transgressed against me, even 8unto this very day.
For they are 9impudent children and 10stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, 11Thus saith the Lord GOD.
And they, 12whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a 13rebellious house,) 14yetc shall know that there hath been 15a prophet among them.
¶And thou, son of man, bed not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and 16thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among 17scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nore be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most 18rebellious.
But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, andf19eat that I give thee.
¶And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a 20roll of a book was therein;
And he spread it before me; and 21it was written 22within and without: and there was written therein 23lamentations, and mourning, and woe.