“Therefore, son of man, speak to the house of Israel and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Yet in this your fathers have blasphemed Me by acting treacherously against Me.
For “ the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you,” just as it is written.
But you shall speak My words to them whether they listen or not, for they are rebellious.
Then He said to me, “Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with My words to them.
Go to the exiles, to the sons of your people, and speak to them and tell them, whether they listen or not, ‘Thus says the Lord God.’”
But when I speak to you, I will open your mouth and you will say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God.’ He who hears, let him hear; and he who refuses, let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house.
“But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity and does according to all the abominations that a wicked man does, will he live? All his righteous deeds which he has done will not be remembered for his treachery which he has committed and his sin which he has committed; for them he will die.
There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.