1And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee. 2And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me. 3And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day.2.3 nation: Heb. nations 4For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD.2.4 impudent: Heb. hard of face 5And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.
6¶ And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.2.6 briers…: or, rebels 7And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.2.7 most…: Heb. rebellion 8But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee.
9¶ And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein; 10And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.
Wito Wa Ezekieli
12:1 Dan 10:11; Mdo 26:16; Ay 25:6; Za 8:4; Eze 1:26; Mdo 9:6; 14:10Akaniambia, “Mwanadamu, simama kwa miguu yako nami nitasema nawe.” 22:2 Eze 3:24; Dan 8:18; Amu 13:25Alipokuwa akiongea nami, Roho akanijia na kunisimamisha wima, nikamsikia akisema nami.
32:3 Yer 3:25; Eze 24:3; 20:8-24Akaniambia: “Mwanadamu, ninakutuma kwa Waisraeli, kwa taifa asi ambalo limeniasi mimi, wao na baba zao wananikosea mimi hadi leo. 42:4 Kut 32:9; Isa 9:9; Eze 3:7; Amo 7:15Watu ambao ninakutuma kwao ni wapotovu na wakaidi. Waambie, ‘Hivi ndivyo anavyosema Bwana Mwenyezi.’ 52:5 Eze 3:11; 3:27; Yn 15:22; Eze 33:33; Yer 5:3Kama watasikiliza au hawatasikiliza, kwa kuwa wao ni nyumba ya kuasi, watajua nabii amekuwa miongoni mwao. 62:6 1Pet 3:14; Yer 1:8, 17; Hes 33:55; Mik 7:4Nawe mwanadamu, usiwaogope wao wala maneno yao, usiogope, ingawa michongoma na miiba vinakuzunguka na unaishi katikati ya nge. Usiogope yale wasemayo wala usitishwe nao, ingawa wao ni nyumba ya uasi. 72:7 Yer 7:27; 42:21; Eze 3:10-11; Mt 28:20Wewe lazima uwaambie maneno yangu, ikiwa wanasikiliza au hawasikilizi, kwa kuwa wao ni watu waasi. 82:8 Isa 8:11; 50:5; Ufu 10:9; Za 81:10; Hes 20:10-13; Yer 15:16Lakini wewe mwanadamu, sikiliza ninalokuambia. Usiwe mwenye kuasi kama hiyo nyumba ya kuasi. Fungua kinywa chako na ule nikupacho.”
92:9 Eze 8:3; Yer 1:9; Za 40:7; Yer 36:4; Ufu 5:1-5; 10:8-10Ndipo nikatazama, nami nikaona mkono ulionyooshwa kunielekea. Nao ulikuwa na ukurasa wa kitabu, 102:10 Isa 3:11; Ufu 8:13ambao aliukunjua mbele yangu. Pande zote mbili ulikuwa umeandikwa maneno ya maombolezo, vilio na ole.