1 And he said vnto me, Son of man, stand vpon thy feete, and I will speake vnto thee.
2 And the spirit entred into me, when hee spake vnto me, and set me vpon my feete, that I heard him that spake vnto me:
3 And hee said vnto me, Sonne of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against mee: they and their fathers haue transgressed against mee, euen vnto this very day.
4 For they are impudent children and stiffe hearted: I doe send thee vnto them, and thou shalt say vnto them, Thus sayth the Lord God.
5 And they, whether they wil heare or whether they will forbeare, (for they are a rebellious house) yet shall know that there hath bene a Prophet among them.
6 ¶ And thou sonne of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their wordes, though bryars and thornes be with thee, and thou doest dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their lookes, though they be a rebellious house.
7 And thou shalt speake my words vnto them, whether they will heare or whether they will forbeare, for they are most rebellious.
8 But thou, sonne of man, heare what I say vnto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth and eate that I giue thee.
9 ¶ And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent vnto mee, and loe, a roule of a booke was therein.
10 And he spread it before me, and it was written within and without, and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.