3 Moreover He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find; aeat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” 2 So I opened my mouth, and He caused me to eat that scroll.
4 Then He said to me: “Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with My words to them. 5 For you are not sent to a people of unfamiliar speech and of hard language, but to the house of Israel, 6 not to many people of unfamiliar speech and of hard language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely, dhad I sent you to them, they would have listened to you. 7 But the house of Israel will not listen to you, ebecause they will not listen to Me; ffor all the house of Israel are 1impudent and hard-hearted. 8 Behold, I have made your face strong against their faces, and your forehead strong against their foreheads. 9 gLike adamant stone, harder than flint, I have made your forehead; hdo not be afraid of them, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house.”
10 Moreover He said to me: “Son of man, receive into your heart all My words that I speak to you, and hear with your ears. 11 And go, get to the captives, to the children of your people, and speak to them and tell them, i‘Thus says the Lord God,’ whether they hear, or whether they refuse.”
12 Then jthe Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a great thunderous voice: “Blessed is the kglory of the Lord from His place!” 13 I also heard the lnoise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels beside them, and a great thunderous noise. 14 So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the 2heat of my spirit; but mthe hand of the Lord was strong upon me. 15 Then I came to the captives at Tel Abib, who dwelt by the River Chebar; and nI sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days.
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