But you, son of man, listen to what I say to you. Do not rebel(A) like that rebellious people;(B) open your mouth and eat(C) what I give you.”

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And he said to me, “Son of man, eat what is before you, eat this scroll; then go and speak to the people of Israel.”

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Then he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate(A) it, and it tasted as sweet as honey(B) in my mouth.

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So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, “Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but ‘in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.’[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 10:9 Ezek. 3:3

10 I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth,(A) but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour.

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