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Ezekiel 3

1„Spis nu den her bogrulle,” sagde han, „og forkynd derefter mit ord for Israels folk.” Så åbnede jeg munden, og han puttede bogrullen i munden på mig, idet han tilføjede: „Spis hele bogrullen. Lad den fuldstændigt fylde dit indre.” Så spiste jeg den, og den smagte sødt som honning.

„Jeg sender dig til Israels folk med et budskab fra mig,” fortsatte han. „Jeg sender dig ikke til et fremmed folk, hvis sprog du ikke forstår. Hvis jeg gjorde det, ville de i det mindste lytte til dig. I stedet sender jeg dig til Israels folk, og de vil ikke lytte mere til dig, end de lytter til mig, for de er stivnakkede og egenrådige i bund og grund. Men se, jeg gør dig hård og ubøjelig som dem, så du kan holde stand imod dem. Jeg gør dig hårdhudet og stærk som en klippe, så du ikke bliver såret af deres vrede blikke. Husk på, at det er et oprørsk folk. 10 Hør godt efter alt, hvad jeg siger til dig, og lad budskabet blive en del af dig selv. 11 Gå derefter rundt til folket, der bor i eksil, og forkynd dem mit ord, uanset om de hører efter eller ej.”

12 Så løftede Ånden mig op og førte mig bort. Bag mig hørte jeg en buldrende røst, som lovpriste Herrens herlighed, 13 og jeg hørte lyden af de levende væseners vinger, der rørte ved hinanden, og en voldsom rumlen fra hjulene, der fulgtes med dem.

14 Efter at Ånden havde løftet mig op og ført mig bort, vandrede jeg om med forpint sjæl og oprørt indre, og Herrens kraft var stadig over mig. 15 Så kom jeg til judæerne, som boede i Tel-Abib ved Kebarfloden. Der satte jeg mig tavs ned og stirrede lamslået frem for mig i syv dage.

Ezekiel kaldes til at være en vagtpost for folket

16 Da de syv dage var gået, sagde Herren til mig:

17 „Jeg har udvalgt dig til at holde udkig og stå vagt for Israels folk. Når du får et budskab fra mig, skal du straks give advarslen videre. 18 Hvis jeg siger om nogle, at de skal dø som straf for deres ondskab, så skal du advare dem, så de har en chance for at ændre deres liv og undgå straffen. Hvis du ikke advarer dem, og de derfor ikke ændrer deres liv, så skal de dø for deres ondskab, men du skal også dø, for jeg vil holde dig ansvarlig for deres død. 19 Hvis du derimod advarer dem, og de bliver ved med at synde uden at omvende sig, så skal de dø for deres ondskab, men du redder livet.

20 Hvis retskafne mennesker bliver onde, og jeg derfor må straffe dem, så er det deres egen ondskab, der er skyld i deres død. Alle deres tidligere gode gerninger kan ikke redde dem. Og hvis du undlader at advare dem, bliver du også straffet. 21 Men advarer du dem, så de holder op med deres ondskab, redder du både dig selv og dem.”

22 Da mærkede jeg Herrens kraft over mig igen, og han sagde til mig: „Rejs dig og gå ud i dalen. Der vil jeg tale til dig.” 23 Så rejste jeg mig og gik derud, og jeg så Herrens herlighed, som jeg tidligere havde set ved Kebarfloden, og jeg kastede mig ned med ansigtet mod jorden.

24 Åndens kraft kom over mig og rejste mig op. „Gå hjem og luk dig inde i dit hus,” sagde han. 25 „Der vil du blive bundet, så du ikke kan gå uden for din dør. 26 Og jeg vil lade din tunge klæbe til ganen, så du ikke af dig selv kan anklage mit oprørske folk. 27 Men når du får et budskab fra mig, vil jeg løse din tunge og lade dig tale, så du kan advare dem. ‚Hør hvad Gud Herren siger til jer!’ skal du sige. Nogle vil lytte til dig, men andre nægter at høre efter, for det er et oprørsk folk.”

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.