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Ezekiel 3 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Ezekiel Sent to the House of Israel

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:1 -

Then He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:2 - So I opened my mouth, and He [fn]fed me this scroll.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:3 - And He said to me, “Son of man, [fn]feed your stomach and fill your [fn]body with this scroll which I am giving you.” Then I ate it, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:4 -

Then He said to me, “Son of man, go now, come to the house of Israel, and you shall speak with My words to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:5 - “For you are not being sent to a people of [fn]unintelligible lips or a difficult tongue, but to the house of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:6 - nor to many peoples of [fn]unintelligible lips or a difficult tongue, whose words you cannot [fn]understand. [fn]But I have sent you to them [fn]who should listen to you;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:7 - yet the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, since they are not willing to listen to Me. Surely the whole house of Israel is [fn]stubborn with a strong forehead and stiff heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:8 - “Behold, I have made your face as strong as their faces and your forehead as strong as their foreheads.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:9 - “Like [fn]diamond stronger than flint I have made your forehead. Do not be afraid of them or be dismayed before them, though they are a rebellious house.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:10 - Moreover, He said to me, “Son of man, take into your heart all My words which I will speak to you and listen with your ears.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:11 - “And go now, come to the exiles, to the sons of your people, and you shall speak to them and say to them, whether they listen or whether they refuse, ‘Thus says Lord Yahweh.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:12 -

Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard a great rumbling sound behind me, “Blessed be the glory of Yahweh [fn]in His place.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:13 - And I heard the sound of the wings of the living creatures touching one another and the sound of the wheels beside them, even a great rumbling sound.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:14 - So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away; and I went embittered in the wrath of my spirit, and the hand of Yahweh was strong on me.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:15 - Then I came to the exiles who lived beside the river Chebar at Tel-abib, and I sat there seven days where they were living, causing [fn]consternation among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:16 -

Now it happened at the end of seven days, that the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:17 - “Son of man, I have given you as a watchman to the house of Israel; so you will hear a word from My mouth, and you shall warn them from Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:18 - “When I say to the wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:19 - “Yet if you have warned the wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered yourself.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:20 - “Again, when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and does evil, and I put a stumbling block before him, he will die; since you have not warned him, he shall die in his sin, and his righteous deeds which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:21 - “However, if you have warned [fn]the righteous man that the righteous should not sin and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; and you have delivered yourself.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:22 -

And the hand of Yahweh was on me there, and He said to me, “Get up, go out to the plain, and there I will speak to you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:23 - So I got up and went out to the plain; and behold, the glory of Yahweh was standing there, like the glory which I saw by the river Chebar, and I fell on my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:24 - The Spirit then entered me and caused me to stand on my feet, and He spoke with me and said to me, “Go, shut yourself up in your house.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:25 - “Now as for you, son of man, they will put ropes on you and bind you with them so that you cannot go out among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:26 - “Moreover, I will make your tongue cling to [fn]the roof of your mouth so that you will be mute and cannot be a man who reproves them, for they are a rebellious house.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:27 - “But when I speak to you, I will open your mouth, and you will say to them, ‘Thus says Lord Yahweh.’ He who hears, let him hear; and he who refuses, let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house.
LSB Footnotes
Lit made me eat, cf. 3:1, 3b
Lit make your stomach eat, cf. 3:3b
Lit inward parts
Lit deepness of lip and heaviness of tongue, deepness of lip and hardness of tongue, cf. Ex 4:10
Lit deepness of lip and heaviness of tongue, deepness of lip and hardness of tongue, cf. Ex 4:10
Lit hear
Or If I had sent you to them, they would listen to you
Lit they
Or stubborn and obstinate
Lit corundum
Or from
Or horror, a sense of desolation
Lit him, the righteous
Lit your palate

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