Ezekiel 3 Maori Bible (MAORI)
3 Na ka ki mai ia ki ahau, E te tama a te tangata, ko tau i kite ai kainga, kainga tenei pukapuka, ka haere, ka korero ki te whare o Iharaira.
2 Na kua hamama toku mangai, a meinga ana ahau e ia kia kai i taua pukapuka.
3 I mea ano ia ki ahau, E te tama a te tangata, kia kai tou kopu, kia ki ano hoki tou puku i tenei pukapuka ka hoatu nei e ahau ki a koe. Katahi ka kainga e ahau; na me te honi taua mea i roto i toku mangai te reka.
4 Na ka mea ia ki ahau, E te tama a te tangata, whakatika, haere ki te whare o Iharaira, korerotia aku kupu ki a ratou.
5 Ehara hoki i te mea e unga ana koe ki te iwi he tauhou tona reo, he pakeke ranei; engari ki te whare o Iharaira.
6 Ehara i te mea ki nga iwi maha he rere ke nei, he pakeke hoki to ratou reo, e kore nei koe e mohio ki a ratou kupu. He pono, ki te unga koe e ahau ki a ratou, kua whakarongo ratou ki a koe.
7 E kore ia te whare o Iharaira e pai ki te whakarongo ki a koe; no te mea e kore ratou e pai ki te whakarongo ki ahau; he rae pakeke hoki to te whare katoa o Iharaira, he ngakau pakeke.
8 Nana, kua oti tou mata te mea e ahau kia pakeke ki o ratou mata; tou rae kia pakeke ki o ratou rae.
9 Kua oti tou rae te mea e ahau kia rite ki te kohatu tino maro, maro atu i te mata: kaua e wehi i a ratou, kaua hoki e pairi ina titiro ratou, ahakoa he whare whakakeke ratou.
10 I mea ano ia ki ahau, E te tama a te tangata, Ko aku kupu katoa ka korerotia e ahau ki a koe rongoatia ki tou ngakau, whakarangona mai ano e ou taringa.
11 Na whakatika, haere ki nga whakarau, ki nga tama a tou iwi, korero ki a ratou, mea atu, Ko te kupu tenei a te Ariki, a Ihowa; ma ratou e rongo, ma ratou ranei e kore e rongo.
12 Katahi ka hapainga ake ahau e te wairua, a ka rangona e ahau i muri i ahau he reo, he haruru nui e mea ana, Kia whakapaingia te kororia o Ihowa i tona wahi.
13 I rongo ano ahau i te haruru o nga parirau o nga mea ora e pa ana tetahi ki tetahi, i te haruru ano o nga wira i to ratou taha, he haruru nui e ngateri haere ana.
14 Heoi ka hapainga ahau e te wairua, kahakina ana ahau e ia: a haere pouri ana ahau, me te pawera o toku wairua; a i kaha te ringa o Ihowa ki runga ki ahau.
15 Katahi ahau ka tae ki nga whakarau i Terapipi, e noho ra i te awa, i Kepara, ki te wahi hoki i noho ai ratou; a e whitu nga ra oku e noho ketekete ana i roto i a ratou.
16 Na i te mutunga o nga ra e whitu, ka puta mai te kupu a Ihowa ki ahau, i mea ia,
17 E te tama a te tangata, kua oti koe te mea e ahau hei kaitutei ma te whare o Iharaira. Na whakarongo ki te kupu o toku mangai, a ko koe hei kaiwhakatupato maku i a ratou.
18 Ki te mea ahau ki te tangata kino, Ko te mate kau mou; a ka kore koe e whakatupato i a ia, ka kore e korero, e whakatupato i taua tangata kino ki tona ara kino kia ora ai ia; ka mate taua tangata kino i runga i tona he; otiia ka rapua e ahau he utu mo ona toto i tou ringa.
19 Engari ki te whakatupato koe i taua tangata kino, a ka kore ia e tahuri mai i tona kino, i tona ara kino, ka mate ia i runga i tona he; otiia kua ora i a koe tou wairua.
20 Na ki te tahuri atu te tangata tika i tona tika, a ka mahia e ia te kino, a ka hoatu e ahau he tutukitanga waewae ki tona aroaro, ka mate ia: i te mea kihai koe i whakatupato i a ia, ka mate ia i runga i tona hara, e kore ano ana mahi tika i mah ia e ia e maharatia; otiia ka rapua e ahau he utu mo ona toto i tou ringa.
21 Na ki te whakatupato koe i te tangata tika kia kaua te tangata tika e hara, a ka kore ia e hara, he pono ka ora ia, nona hoki i rongo ki te whakatupato, a ka ora tou wairua i a koe.
22 Na kua tae mai te ringa o Ihowa ki runga ki ahau; a ka mea ia ki ahau, Whakatika, haere ki te mania, a ka korero ahau ki a koe ki reira.
23 Katahi ahau ka whakatika, a haere ana ki te mania: na, ko te kororia o Ihowa i reira e tu ana, rite tonu ki te kororia i kitea e ahau ki te awa, ki Kepara, a tapapa ana ahau.
24 Katahi ka uru te wairua ki roto ki ahau, a ka meinga e ia oku waewae kia tu ki runga: na ka korero mai ia ki ahau, ka mea ki ahau, Haere, tutakina atu koe ki roto ki tou whare.
25 Ko koe ia, e te tama a te tangata, nana, ka meatia iho e ratou he here ki a koe, a ka herea koe ki aua here, e kore ano koe e puta ki roto ki a ratou.
26 Ka meinga ano e ahau tou arero kia piri ki tou ngao, a ka wahangu koe, e kore ano koe e waiho hei kairiri mo to ratou he; no te mea he whare whakakeke ratou.
27 Otiia i te wa e korero ai ahau ki a koe ka whakatuwheratia e ahau tou mangai, a ka mea koe ki a ratou, Ko te kupu tenei a te Ariki, a Ihowa, Ko te tangata e rongo ana, mana e whakarongo; ko te tangata e kore e rongo, kaua ia e whakarongo: he wha re whakakeke hoki ratou.
Ezekiel 3 New International Version (NIV)
3 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.” 2 So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat.
3 Then he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth.
4 He then said to me: “Son of man, go now to the people of Israel and speak my words to them. 5 You are not being sent to a people of obscure speech and strange language, but to the people of Israel— 6 not to many peoples of obscure speech and strange language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely if I had sent you to them, they would have listened to you. 7 But the people of Israel are not willing to listen to you because they are not willing to listen to me, for all the Israelites are hardened and obstinate. 8 But I will make you as unyielding and hardened as they are. 9 I will make your forehead like the hardest stone, harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people.”
10 And he said to me, “Son of man, listen carefully and take to heart all the words I speak to you. 11 Go now to your people in exile and speak to them. Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says,’ whether they listen or fail to listen.”
12 Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a loud rumbling sound as the glory of the Lord rose from the place where it was standing.[a] 13 It was the sound of the wings of the living creatures brushing against each other and the sound of the wheels beside them, a loud rumbling sound. 14 The Spirit then lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness and in the anger of my spirit, with the strong hand of the Lord on me. 15 I came to the exiles who lived at Tel Aviv near the Kebar River. And there, where they were living, I sat among them for seven days—deeply distressed.
Ezekiel’s Task as Watchman
16 At the end of seven days the word of the Lord came to me: 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[b] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
20 “Again, when a righteous person turns from their righteousness and does evil, and I put a stumbling block before them, they will die. Since you did not warn them, they will die for their sin. The righteous things that person did will not be remembered, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 21 But if you do warn the righteous person not to sin and they do not sin, they will surely live because they took warning, and you will have saved yourself.”
22 The hand of the Lord was on me there, and he said to me, “Get up and go out to the plain, and there I will speak to you.” 23 So I got up and went out to the plain. And the glory of the Lord was standing there, like the glory I had seen by the Kebar River, and I fell facedown.
24 Then the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet. He spoke to me and said: “Go, shut yourself inside your house. 25 And you, son of man, they will tie with ropes; you will be bound so that you cannot go out among the people. 26 I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be silent and unable to rebuke them, for they are a rebellious people. 27 But when I speak to you, I will open your mouth and you shall say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says.’ Whoever will listen let them listen, and whoever will refuse let them refuse; for they are a rebellious people.