1 Then He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find; (A)eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.”

1 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.

1 He said to me: “Son of man, eat what you find here. Eat this scroll,(A) then go and speak to the house of Israel.”

1 Then he told me, "Son of Man, eat! Eat what you see this scroll and then go talk to the house of Israel."

1 He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find [in this book]; eat this scroll, then go, speak to the house of Israel.”

2 So I (B)opened my mouth, and He fed me this scroll.

2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.

2 So I opened my mouth, and He fed me the scroll.

2 So I opened my mouth and he fed me the scroll.

2 So I opened my mouth, and He fed me the scroll.

3 He said to me, “Son of man, feed your stomach and (C)fill your (a)body with this scroll which I am giving you.” Then I (D)ate it, and it was sweet as (E)honey in my mouth.

3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

3 “Son of man,” He said to me, “eat(a) and fill your stomach with this scroll I am giving you.” So I ate it,(B) and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.(C)

3 Then he told me, "Son of Man, fill your stomach and digest this scroll that I'm giving you." So I ate it, and it was like sweet honey in my mouth.

3 He said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll that I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.

4 Then He said to me, “Son of man, (b)go to the house of Israel and speak with My words to them.

4 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.

4 Then He said to me: “Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak My words to them.

4 Then he told me, "Son of Man, go to the house of Israel and tell them what I have to say to them,

4 Then He said to me, “Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak My words to them.

5 For (F)you are not being sent to a people of (c)(G)unintelligible speech or difficult language, but to the house of Israel,

5 For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel;

5 For you are not being sent to a people of unintelligible speech or difficult language but to the house of Israel.

5 because you're not going to a people whose speech you cannot understand or whose language is difficult to speak. Instead, you're going to the house of Israel.

5 For you are not being sent to a people of unintelligible speech or difficult language, but to the house of Israel,

6 nor to many peoples of (d)unintelligible speech or difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. (e)But I have sent you to them (f)who should listen to you;

6 Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.

6 You are not being sent to many peoples of unintelligible speech or difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. No doubt, if I sent you to them, they would listen to you.(D)

6 This isn't a large group of people whose speech is unintelligible to you or whose language is difficult for you to comprehend. Frankly, if I had sent you to that kind of people, they would certainly have listened to you!

6 not to many peoples of unintelligible speech or difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. But I have sent you to them who should listen to you and pay attention to My message;

7 yet the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, since they are (H)not willing to listen to Me. Surely the whole house of Israel is (g)stubborn and obstinate.

7 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.

7 But the house of Israel will not want to listen to you because they do not want to listen to Me.(E) For the whole house of Israel is hardheaded and hardhearted.

7 But the house of Israel won't listen to you, since they weren't willing to listen to me. That's because the entire house of Israel is hard-headed and hard-hearted.

7 yet the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you and obey you, since they are not willing to listen to Me and obey Me, for the entire house of Israel is stubborn and obstinate.

8 Behold, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads.

8 Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.

8 Look, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads.(F)

8 So pay attention! I'm going to make you just as obstinate and unyielding as they are.

8 Behold, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads.

9 Like (h)emery harder than flint I have made your forehead. Do not be afraid of them or be dismayed before them, though they are a rebellious house.”

9 As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

9 I have made your forehead like a diamond, harder than flint. Don’t be afraid of them or discouraged by the look on their faces, even though they are a rebellious house.”

9 I'm making you harder than flint like diamond! So you are not to fear them or be intimidated by how they look at you, since they're a rebellious group."

9 I have made your forehead like emery (diamond), harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or be dismayed before them, though they are a rebellious house.”(A)

10 Moreover, He said to me, “Son of man, take into your heart all My (I)words which I will speak to you and listen (i)closely.

10 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.

10 Next He said to me: “Son of man, listen carefully to all My words that I speak to you and take them to heart.

10 Next, he told me, "Son of Man, take to heart every word that I'm telling you. Listen carefully,

10 Moreover, He said to me, “Son of man, receive into your heart all My words which I will speak to you and hear with your ears (listen closely).

11 (j)Go to the exiles, to the sons of your people, and speak to them and tell them, whether they listen or (k)not, ‘Thus says the Lord (l)God.’”

11 And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.

11 Go to your people, the exiles, and speak to them. Tell them, ‘This is what the Lord God says,’ whether they listen or refuse to listen.”(G)

11 then go immediately to the exiles; that is, to your people's descendants, and tell them, "This is what the Lord GOD says"' whether they listen or not."

11 Go to the [Jewish] exiles [in Babylon], to the children of your people, and speak to them, whether they listen or not, and tell them, ‘Thus says the Lord God.’”

12 Then the (J)Spirit lifted me up, and I heard a great (K)rumbling sound behind me, “Blessed be the glory of the Lord (m)in His place.”

12 Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place.

12 The Spirit then lifted me up,(H) and I heard a great rumbling sound behind me—praise the glory of the Lord in His place!—

12 Then the Spirit lifted me up and I heard a great earthquake behind me and the glory of the LORD arose from his place,

12 Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard a great rushing sound behind me, “Blessed be the glory of the Lord in His place [above the expanse].”

13 And I heard the sound of the wings of the living beings touching one another and the sound of the (L)wheels beside them, even a great rumbling sound.

13 I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over against them, and a noise of a great rushing.

13 with the(b) sound of the living creatures’ wings brushing against each other(I) and the sound of the wheels beside them,(J) a great rumbling sound.

13 accompanied by the sound of the wings of the living creatures gently touching each other and with the sound of the wheels emanating from the front, accompanied by a great earthquake.

13 And then I heard the sound of the wings of the living beings as they touched one another and [I heard] the sound of the wheels beside them, a great rushing sound.

14 So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away; and I went embittered in the rage of my spirit, and (M)the hand of the Lord was strong on me.

14 So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.

14 So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away. I left in bitterness and in an angry spirit, and the Lord’s hand was on me powerfully.(K)

14 Then the Spirit lifted me up and carried me away. I went bitterly with an angry attitude as the hand of the LORD rested on me.

14 So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away, and I went embittered [by the sins of Israel] in the rage of my spirit; and the hand of the Lord was strong on me.

15 Then I came to the exiles who lived beside the river Chebar at Tel-abib, and I sat there (N)seven days where they were living, causing consternation among them.

15 Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days.

15 I came to the exiles at Tel-abib, who were living by the Chebar Canal, and I sat there among them stunned for seven days.(L)

15 I came to the exiles at Tel-abib by the Chebar River and sat down among them for seven days, appalled.

15 Then I came to the exiles who lived beside the River Chebar at Tel Abib. I sat there for seven days [in the place] where they were living, overwhelmed with astonishment [by my vision and the work before me].

Ezekiel As A Watchman

16 (O)At the end of seven days the word of the Lord came to me, saying,

16 And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

16 Now at the end of seven days the word of the Lord came to me:(M)

16 At the end of the seven days, this message from the LORD came to me:

16 At the end of seven days the word of the Lord came to me, saying,

17 “Son of man, I have appointed you a (P)watchman to the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My mouth, (Q)warn them from Me.

17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman over the house of Israel.(N) When you hear a word from My mouth, give them a warning from Me.(O)

17 "Son of Man," he said, "I've appointed you to be a watchman over the house of Israel. Therefore when you hear a message that comes from me, you are to warn them for me.

17 “Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman to the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My mouth, warn them from Me.(B)

18 When I say to the wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his (R)blood I will require at your hand.

18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

18 If I say to the wicked person,(P) ‘You will surely die,’ but you do not warn him—you don’t speak out to warn him about his wicked way in order to save his life—that wicked person will die for his iniquity. Yet I will hold you responsible for his blood.

18 "So when I say to a wicked person, "You're about to die,' if you don't warn or instruct that wicked person that his behavior is wicked so he can live, that wicked person will die in his sin, but I'll hold you responsible for his death.

18 When I say to the wicked, ‘You will certainly die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to tell him to turn from his wicked way to save his life, that same evil man will die in his sin, but you will be responsible for his blood.

19 Yet if you have (S)warned the wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have (T)delivered yourself.

19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

19 But if you warn a wicked person and he does not turn from his wickedness or his wicked way, he will die for his iniquity, but you will have saved your life.(Q)

19 If you warn the wicked person, and he doesn't repent of his wickedness or of his wicked behavior, he'll die in his sin, but you will have saved your own life.

19 However, if you have warned the wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his wicked way, he will die in his sin; but you have (a)freed yourself [from responsibility].

20 Again, (U)when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I place an (V)obstacle before him, he will die; since you have not warned him, he shall die in his sin, and his righteous deeds which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand.

20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

20 Now if a righteous person turns from his righteousness and practices iniquity,(R) and I put a stumbling block in front of him, he will die.(S) If you did not warn him, he will die because of his sin and the righteous acts he did will not be remembered. Yet I will hold you responsible for his blood.

20 "When a righteous man abandons his righteousness to practice unrighteousness, I'll set a stumbling block before him. He'll die. If you don't warn him, he'll die in his sin and the righteous deeds that he had practiced won't be remembered, but you'll be held responsible for his death.

20 Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness (right standing with God) and sins, and I place an obstacle before him, he will die; since you have not warned him, he will die in his sin, and the righteous deeds which he has done will not be remembered; but you will be responsible for his blood.

21 However, if you have (W)warned (n)the righteous man that the righteous should not sin and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; and you have delivered yourself.”

21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.

21 But if you warn the righteous person that he should not sin, and he does not sin, he will indeed live because he listened to your warning, and you will have saved your life.”

21 If you warn the righteous person, so that he doesn't commit sin, then he'll live, since he had been warned. And you will have saved your life."

21 However, if you have warned the righteous man not to sin and he does not sin, he will surely live because he took warning; also you have (b)freed yourself [from responsibility].”

Ezekiel Will Be Unable To Talk

22 The hand of the Lord was on me there, and He said to me, “Get up, go out to the plain, and there I will (X)speak to you.”

22 And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with thee.

22 Then the hand of the Lord was on me there, and He said to me, “Get up, go out to the plain,(T) and I will speak with you there.”(U)

22 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he told me, "Get up! Go to the valley, and I'll speak with you there."

22 The hand of the Lord was on me there, and He said to me, “Arise, go out to the plain, and I will speak to you.”

23 So I got up and went out to the plain; and behold, the (Y)glory of the Lord was standing there, like the glory which (Z)I saw by the river Chebar, and I fell on my face.

23 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.

23 So I got up and went out to the plain. The Lord’s glory was present there,(V) like the glory I had seen by the Chebar Canal,(W) and I fell facedown.

23 So I got up, went to the valley, and there was the glory of the LORD, standing there just like I had seen at the Chebar River. So I fell on my face.

23 So I got up and went out to the plain; and behold, the glory and brilliance of the Lord was standing there, like the glory I had seen by the River Chebar, and I fell face downward.

24 The (AA)Spirit then entered me and made me stand on my feet, and He spoke with me and said to me, “Go, shut yourself up in your house.

24 Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine house.

24 The Spirit entered me and set me on my feet.(X) He spoke with me and said: “Go, shut yourself inside your house.

24 The Spirit entered me, rested on me, caused me to stand on my feet, and then he spoke to me. This is what he had to say: "Go barricade yourself in your house.

24 Then the Spirit entered me and made me stand on my feet; He spoke and said to me, “Go, shut yourself up in your house.

25 As for you, son of man, they will (AB)put ropes on you and bind you with them so that you cannot go out among them.

25 But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out among them:

25 And you, son of man, they will put ropes on you(Y) and bind you with them so you cannot go out among them.

25 Now pay attention! They're going to bind you with ropes, tying you up right in their midst, so you won't be able to circulate freely among them.

25 As for you, son of man, they will put ropes on you and bind you with them so that you cannot go out among them.

26 Moreover, (AC)I will make your tongue stick to (o)the roof of your mouth so that you will be mute and cannot be a man who rebukes them, for they are a rebellious house.

26 And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.

26 I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth,(Z) and you will be mute(AA) and unable to rebuke them, for they are a rebellious house.

26 Meanwhile, I'll make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you'll be mute and unable to reprove them, since they're a rebellious group.

26 And I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you cannot talk and you cannot be a man who rebukes the people, for they are a rebellious house.

27 But (AD)when I speak to you, I will open your mouth and you will say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord (p)God.’ He who hears, let him hear; and he who refuses, let him refuse; (AE)for they are a rebellious house.

27 But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house.

27 But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth,(AB) and you will say to them, ‘This is what the Lord God says.’ Let the one who listens, listen, and let the one who refuses, refuse—for they are a rebellious house.

27 But when I speak with you, I'll open your mouth so you can say to them, "This is what the Lord GOD says: "As for those who will listen, "Let them listen,' but as for those who refuse, "Let them refuse,' since they're a rebellious group."'"

27 But when I speak with 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 [to hear], let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house.

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