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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.

Nueva Versión Internacional (Castilian)

Ezequiel 3

1Y me dijo: «Hijo de hombre, cómete este rollo escrito, y luego ve a hablarles a los israelitas».

Yo abrí la boca y él hizo que me comiera el rollo. Luego me dijo: «Hijo de hombre, cómete el rollo que te estoy dando hasta que te sacies». Y yo me lo comí, y era tan dulce como la miel.

Otra vez me dijo: «Hijo de hombre, ve a la nación de Israel y proclámale mis palabras. No te envío a un pueblo de lenguaje complicado y difícil de entender, sino a la nación de Israel. No te mando a naciones numerosas de lenguaje complicado y difícil de entender, aunque si te hubiera mandado a ellas seguramente te escucharían. Pero el pueblo de Israel no va a escucharte, porque no quiere obedecerme. Todo el pueblo de Israel es terco y obstinado. No obstante, yo te haré tan terco y obstinado como ellos. ¡Te haré inquebrantable como el diamante, inconmovible como la roca! No les tengas miedo ni te asustes, por más que sean un pueblo rebelde».

10 Luego me dijo: «Hijo de hombre, escucha bien todo lo que voy a decirte, y atesóralo en tu corazón. 11 Ahora ve adonde están exiliados tus compatriotas. Tal vez te escuchen, tal vez no; pero tú adviérteles: “Así dice el Señor omnipotente”».

12 Entonces el Espíritu de Dios[a] me levantó, y detrás de mí oí decir con el estruendo de un terremoto: «¡Bendita sea la gloria del Señor, donde él habita!» 13 Oí el ruido de las alas de los seres vivientes al rozarse unas con otras, y el de las ruedas que estaban junto a ellas, y el ruido era estruendoso. 14 El Espíritu me levantó y se apoderó de mí, y me fui amargado y enardecido, mientras la mano del Señor me sujetaba con fuerza. 15 Así llegué a Tel Aviv, a orillas del río Quebar, adonde estaban los israelitas exiliados y, totalmente abatido, me quedé con ellos durante siete días.

Advertencia a Israel

16 Al cabo de los siete días, el Señor me dijo lo siguiente: 17 «Hijo de hombre, a ti te he puesto como centinela del pueblo de Israel. Por tanto, cuando oigas mi palabra, adviértele de mi parte 18 al malvado: “Estás condenado a muerte”. Si tú no hablas al malvado ni le haces ver su mala conducta, para que siga viviendo, ese malvado morirá por su pecado, pero yo te pediré cuentas de su muerte. 19 En cambio, si tú se lo adviertes, y él no se arrepiente de su maldad ni de su mala conducta, morirá por su pecado, pero tú habrás salvado tu vida. 20 Por otra parte, si un justo se desvía de su buena conducta y hace lo malo, y yo lo hago tropezar y tú no se lo adviertes, él morirá sin que se le tome en cuenta todo el bien que haya hecho. Por no haberle hecho ver su maldad, él morirá por su pecado, pero yo te pediré cuentas de su muerte. 21 Pero, si tú le adviertes al justo que no peque, y en efecto él no peca, él seguirá viviendo porque hizo caso de tu advertencia, y tú habrás salvado tu vida».

22 Luego el Señor puso su mano sobre mí, y me dijo: «Levántate y dirígete al campo, que allí voy a hablarte». 23 Yo me levanté y salí al campo. Allí vi la gloria del Señor, tal como la había visto a orillas del río Quebar, y caí rostro en tierra. 24 Entonces el Espíritu de Dios entró en mí, hizo que me pusiera de pie y me dijo: «Ve y enciérrate en tu casa. 25 A ti, hijo de hombre, te atarán con sogas para que no puedas salir ni andar entre el pueblo. 26 Yo haré que se te pegue la lengua al paladar, y así te quedarás mudo y no podrás reprenderlos, por más que sean un pueblo rebelde. 27 Pero, cuando yo te hable, te soltaré la lengua y les advertirás: “Así dice el Señor omnipotente”. El que quiera oír, que oiga; y el que no quiera, que no oiga, porque son un pueblo rebelde.

Notas al pie

  1. 3:12 Espíritu de Dios. Lit. espíritu o viento; también en v. 24.