18 For I am full of words,
    and the spirit(A) within me compels me;(B)

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20 As for us, we cannot help speaking(A) about what we have seen and heard.”(B)

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    my heart grew hot(A) within me.
While I meditated,(B) the fire(C) burned;
    then I spoke with my tongue:

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13 If we are “out of our mind,”(A) as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.(B)

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14 The Spirit(A) then lifted me up(B) and took me away, and I went in bitterness and in the anger of my spirit, with the strong hand of the Lord(C) on me. 15 I came to the exiles who lived at Tel Aviv near the Kebar River.(D) And there, where they were living, I sat among them for seven days(E)—deeply distressed.

Ezekiel’s Task as Watchman

16 At the end of seven days the word of the Lord came to me:(F) 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman(G) for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.(H) 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,(I)’ 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[a] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood.(J) 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn(K) from their wickedness(L) or from their evil ways, they will die(M) for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.(N)

20 “Again, when a righteous person turns(O) from their righteousness and does evil, and I put a stumbling block(P) 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.(Q) 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.(R)

22 The hand of the Lord(S) was on me there, and he said to me, “Get up and go(T) out to the plain,(U) 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,(V) and I fell facedown.(W)

24 Then the Spirit came into me and raised me(X) to my feet. He spoke to me and said: “Go, shut yourself inside your house.(Y) 25 And you, son of man, they will tie with ropes; you will be bound so that you cannot go out among the people.(Z) 26 I will make your tongue stick to the roof(AA) of your mouth so that you will be silent and unable to rebuke them, for they are a rebellious people.(AB) 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.’(AC) Whoever will listen let them listen, and whoever will refuse let them refuse; for they are a rebellious people.(AD)

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  1. Ezekiel 3:18 Or in; also in verses 19 and 20

But if I say, “I will not mention his word
    or speak anymore in his name,”(A)
his word is in my heart like a fire,(B)
    a fire shut up in my bones.
I am weary of holding it in;(C)
    indeed, I cannot.

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