Cruelty and Violence
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And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak
(2:1-7) After Ezekiel saw God's loins ("the glory of the Lord"), he fell on his face.
(1:27-28) Then God tells him to stand up and get ready to tell the Israelites how awful they are.
(2:1) "And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak
(2:2) "And the spirit entered into me ... and set me upon my feet."
And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my
feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.
And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to
a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers
have transgressed against me, even unto this very day.||
For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them;
and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD.||
And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they
are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among
And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their
words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among
scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks,
though they be a rebellious house.||
And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or
whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.||
(2:7) "Thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or
whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious."
But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious
like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee.||
(2:8-9) But first, God wants Ezekiel to eat a scroll. And sure enough, a detached hand
shows up from out of nowhere with a scroll for Ezekiel to eat.
(2:8) "Open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee."
(2:9) "And when I looked,
behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein."
And when I looked,
behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;
And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and
there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.
- Dwindling in Unbelief
- Did God tell Julia Lovemore to
feed the Bible to her baby? (Ezekiel 2:8-3:3)