2:1 And a he said to me, b Son of man, stand upon thy feet,
and I will speak to thee.
(a) That is, the Lord.
(b) Meaning, man who is but earth and ashes, which was to
humble him, and cause him to consider his own state, and
2:2c 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.
(c) So that he could not abide God's presence, till God's
Spirit entered into him.
2:5 And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will
forbear, (for they [are] a rebellious house,) yet shall know
that d there hath been a prophet among them.
(d) This declares on the one part God's great affection
toward his people, that despite their rebellion, yet he
will send his prophets among them, and admonishes his
ministers on the other part that they cease not to do
their duty, though the people are never so obstinate:
for the word of God will be either to their salvation or
2:6 And thou, son of man, e 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.
(e) Read (Jer 1:17). He shows that for no afflictions
they would cease to do their duties.
2:8 But thou, son of man, hear what I say to thee; Be not thou
rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and
f eat that which I give thee.
(f) He not only exhorts him to his duty but also gives him
the means with which he may be able to execute it.
2:10 And he spread it before me; and it [was] written within and
without: and [there was] written in it g lamentations,
and mourning, and woe.
(g) He shows what were the contents of this book: that is,
God's judgments against the wicked.