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Ezekiel 3 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Ezekiel’s Commission

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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 fed me this scroll.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:3 - And He said to me, “Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your [fn]body with this scroll which I am giving you.” Then I ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.
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Then He said to me, “Son of man, [fn]go to the house of Israel and speak with My words to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:5 - “For you are not being sent to a people of [fn]unintelligible speech or difficult language, but to the house of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:6 - nor to many peoples of [fn]unintelligible speech or difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. [fn]But I have sent you to [fn]the people who understand 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. The entire house of Israel certainly is [fn]stubborn and obstinate.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:8 - “Behold, I have made your face just as hard as their faces, and your forehead just as hard as their foreheads.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:9 - “Like emery harder than flint I have made your forehead. Do not be afraid of them or be dismayed before them, since 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 [fn]closely.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:11 - [fn]Go to the exiles, to the sons of your people, and speak to them and tell them, whether they listen or [fn]not, ‘This is what the Lord [fn]GOD says.’”
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Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard a great rumbling sound behind me: “Blessed be the glory of the LORD from His place!”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:13 - And I heard the sound of the wings of the living beings 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 rage of my spirit, and the hand of the LORD 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 for seven days where they were living, causing consternation among them.
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Now at the end of seven days the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:17 - “Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My mouth, warn them from Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:18 - “When I say to the wicked, ‘You will certainly die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way so that he may live, that wicked person shall die for wrongdoing, but his blood I will require from your hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:19 - “However if you have warned the wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his wicked way, he shall die for wrongdoing, but you have saved yourself.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:20 - “Again, when a righteous person turns away from his righteousness and commits sin, and I place an obstacle 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 from your hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:21 - “However, if you have warned [fn]the righteous person that the righteous is not to sin, and he does not sin, he shall certainly live because he took warning; and you have saved yourself.”
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Now the hand of the LORD 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 the LORD was standing there, like the glory that I saw by the river Chebar, and I fell on my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:24 - But the Spirit entered me and set me up on my feet; and He spoke with me and said to me, “Go, shut yourself inside your house.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:25 - “And as for you, son of man, they will put ropes [fn]around you and bind you with them so that you do not go out among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:26 - “Moreover, I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be unable to speak and will not be a man who reprimands them, since 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, ‘This is what the Lord [fn]GOD says:’ The one who hears, let him hear; and the one who refuses, let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit inward parts
Lit go, come
Lit deep lip and heavy tongue
Lit deep lip and heavy tongue
Or I certainly have sent
Lit them, they understand
Lit of a hard forehead and hard of heart
Lit with your ears
Lit Go, come
Lit refrain
Heb YHWH, usually rendered LORD
Lit him, the righteous
Lit on
Heb YHWH, usually rendered LORD

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