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A Rebellious House

Then He said to me: “Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.” As He spoke to me, the Ruach came upon me and stood me up on my feet. I heard Him speaking to me again.

He said to me, “Son of man, I send you to Bnei-Yisrael, to rebellious nations that have been rebelling against Me. They and their fathers have rebelled against Me to this very day. The children have hard faces and stubborn hearts. I am sending you to them, and you are to tell them, ‘Thus says Adonai Elohim.’ Whether they listen, or whether they will refuse to listen—for they are a rebellious house—they will know that a prophet was among them.

“But you, son of man, do not be afraid of them. Do not fear their words, though thistles and thorns are beside you and you sit among scorpions. Do not be afraid of their words or be dismayed by their looks—for they are a rebellious house. You will speak My words to them, whether they will listen or whether they will refuse to listen—for they are rebellious. Now you, son of man, hear what I say to you: do not be rebellious like that rebellious house. Open your mouth, and eat what I am giving to you.”

I looked, and behold, a hand was stretched out to me, holding a written scroll. 10 He spread it out before me. It was written on, front and back. Written on it were lamentations, dirges and woe.