Amplified Bible

Ezekiel 3

Ezekiel’s Commission

1He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find [in this book]; eat this scroll, then go, speak to the house of Israel.” So I opened my mouth, and He fed me the scroll. He said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll that I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.

Then He said to me, “Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak My words to them. For you are not being sent to a people of unintelligible speech or difficult language, but to the house of Israel, not to many peoples of unintelligible speech or difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. But I have sent you to them who should listen to you and pay attention to My message; yet the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you and obey you, since they are not willing to listen to Me and obey Me, for the entire house of Israel is stubborn and obstinate. Behold, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads. I have made your forehead like emery (diamond), harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or be dismayed before them, though they are a rebellious house.” 10 Moreover, He said to me, “Son of man, receive into your heart all My words which I will speak to you and hear with your ears (listen closely). 11 Go to the [Jewish] exiles [in Babylon], to the children of your people, and speak to them, whether they listen or not, and tell them, ‘Thus says the Lord God.’”

12 Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard a great rushing sound behind me, “Blessed be the glory of the Lord in His place [above the expanse].” 13 And then I heard the sound of the wings of the living beings as they touched one another and [I heard] the sound of the wheels beside them, a great rushing sound. 14 So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away, and I went embittered [by the sins of Israel] in the rage of my spirit; and the hand of the Lord was strong on me. 15 Then I came to the exiles who lived beside the River Chebar at Tel Abib. I sat there for seven days [in the place] where they were living, overwhelmed with astonishment [by my vision and the work before me].

16 At the end of seven days the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 17 “Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman to the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My mouth, warn them from Me. 18 When I say to the wicked, ‘You will certainly die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to tell him to turn from his wicked way to save his life, that same evil man will die in his sin, but you will be responsible for his blood. 19 However, if you have warned the wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his wicked way, he will die in his sin; but you have [a]freed yourself [from responsibility]. 20 Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness (right standing with God) and sins, and I place an obstacle before him, he will die; since you have not warned him, he will die in his sin, and the righteous deeds which he has done will not be remembered; but you will be responsible for his blood. 21 However, if you have warned the righteous man not to sin and he does not sin, he will surely live because he took warning; also you have [b]freed yourself [from responsibility].”

22 The hand of the Lord was on me there, and He said to me, “Arise, go out to the plain, and I will speak to you.” 23 So I got up and went out to the plain; and behold, the glory and brilliance of the Lord was standing there, like the glory I had seen by the River Chebar, and I fell face downward. 24 Then the Spirit entered me and made me stand on my feet; He spoke and said to me, “Go, shut yourself up in your house. 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. 26 And I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you cannot talk and you cannot be a man who rebukes the people, for they are a rebellious house. 27 But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth and you will say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God.’ He who hears, let him hear; and he who refuses [to hear], let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house.

Notas al pie

  1. Ezekiel 3:19 Lit delivered.
  2. Ezekiel 3:21 Lit delivered.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

以西结书 3

1祂对我说:“人子啊,你要把得到的吃下去,要吃下这书卷,然后去向以色列人传讲。” 我张开口,祂就给我吃那书卷, 对我说:“吃下我赐你的这书卷,让它充满你的肚腹。”我便吃了,书卷在我嘴里甘甜如蜜。

祂又对我说:“人子啊,现在你要到以色列人那里,把我的话传给他们。 你不是奉命去语言不通的民族那里,而是到以色列人当中。 我不是派你到那些语言陌生、难懂、你听不明白的民族中。我若果真派你到他们那里,他们一定会听你的话。 然而以色列人却不肯听从你,因为他们顽固不化,不肯听从我。 不过,我要使你的脸像他们的脸一样硬,使你的额像他们的额一样硬。 我要使你的额比火石更硬,如同金刚石。他们虽然是一群叛逆的人,你不要害怕,也不要因为他们的脸色而惊慌。” 10 祂又说:“人子啊,你要留心听我说的一切话,牢记在心。 11 你要到你那些被掳的同胞那里,不论他们听不听,你都要向他们宣告,‘主耶和华这样说。’”

12 那时,灵把我举起,我听见后面有隆隆的声音说:“耶和华的荣耀在祂的居所当受称颂!” 13 我听见活物的翅膀相碰的声音,以及他们旁边的轮子发出的隆隆声。 14 灵把我举起带走了。我心里苦闷,充满愤怒,耶和华大能的手在我身上。 15 我来到住在提勒·亚毕的被掳的人中,在迦巴鲁河边。我感到无比震惊,在他们中间坐了七天。

告诫以色列人

16 过了七天,耶和华对我说: 17 “人子啊,我立你做以色列人的守望者,你要把我告诫他们的话告诉他们。 18 当我说某个恶人必灭亡时,如果你不告诫他,劝告他痛改前非,挽救他的性命,他必死在自己的罪中,而我要追究你的责任。 19 如果你已经告诫他,他还是不肯离开自己的邪恶和罪行,他必死在罪恶之中,而你必免于罪责。 20 如果一个义人偏离正道、犯罪作恶,我会使他跌倒,他必死亡。如果你不告诫他,他必死在罪恶之中,他以前的义行也不会被记念,而我要追究你的责任。 21 如果你告诫他不要犯罪,他听了你的告诫不再犯罪,他必保住性命,你也必免于罪责。”

22 在那里,耶和华的手按在我身上,对我说:“你起来前往平原,我要在那里对你说话。” 23 我到了平原,看见耶和华的荣耀停在那里,那荣耀和我在迦巴鲁河边所见的一样,我就俯伏在地。 24 这时灵进入我里面,使我站立起来。耶和华对我说:“你要把自己关在房子里。 25 人子啊,他们必把你捆绑起来,使你不能到百姓当中。 26 同时,我要使你的舌头紧贴上膛,使你不能开口责备他们,因为他们是一群叛逆的人。 27 但当我对你说话的时候,我必开启你的口,你要向他们宣告,‘主耶和华这样说。’肯听的就让他听,不肯听的就由他不听,因为他们是一群叛逆的人。”