16 When your words came, I ate(A) them;
    they were my joy and my heart’s delight,(B)
for I bear your name,(C)
    Lord God Almighty.

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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.”

Then I looked, and I saw a hand(D) stretched out to me. In it was a scroll,(E) 10 which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe.(F)

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.” So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat.

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