Your words were found and I ate them,
And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart;
For I have been called by Your name,
O Lord God of hosts.
“Why are You like a man dismayed,
Like a mighty man who cannot save?
Yet You are in our midst, O Lord,
And we are called by Your name;
Do not forsake us!”
“I have not departed from the command of His lips;
I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.
The law of Your mouth is better to me
Than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
O how I love Your law!
It is my meditation all the day.
I have inherited Your testimonies forever,
For they are the joy of my heart.
Then He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.”
So I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. And he *said to me, “Take it and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.”
I have restrained my feet from every evil way,
That I may keep Your word.