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Ezekiel 3 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Ezekiel's Commission

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 fed me this scroll.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:3 - 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 sweet as honey in my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:4 - 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 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 and obstinate.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:8 - “Behold, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:9 - “Like [fn]emery harder 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 [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, ‘Thus says the Lord [fn]GOD.’”
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 the LORD [fn]in 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 seven days where they were living, causing consternation among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:16 - 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 a watchman to 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 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 commits iniquity, 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 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 - 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 which I saw by the river Chebar, and I fell on my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:24 - The Spirit then entered me and made me 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 - “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 stick to [fn]the roof of your mouth so that you will be mute and cannot be a man who rebukes 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 the Lord [fn]GOD.’ He who hears, let him hear; and he who refuses, let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: inward parts
Literally: go, come
Literally: deepness of lip and heaviness of tongue
Literally: deepness of lip and heaviness of tongue
Or, If I had sent you to them, they would listen to you
Literally: they
Literally: of a hard forehead and a stiff heart
Literally: corundum
Literally: with your ears
Literally: Go, come
Literally: forbear
Hebrew: YHWH, usually rendered LORD
Or, from
Literally: him, the righteous
Literally: your palate
Hebrew: YHWH, usually rendered LORD

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