1: And he said to me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak to thee. 2: And the spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spoke to me. 3: And he said to 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] to this very day. 4: For [they are] impudent children and obstinate in heart. I send thee to them; and thou shalt say to them, Thus saith the Lord GOD. 5: 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 them. 6: And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns [are] with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they [are] a rebellious house. 7: And thou shalt speak my words to them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they [are] most rebellious. 8: But thou, son of man, hear what I say to thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that which I give thee. 9: And when I looked, behold, a hand [was] sent to me; and lo, a roll of a book [was] in it; 10: And he spread it before me: and it [was] written within and without: and [there was] written in it lamentations, and mourning, and woe.