New American Standard Bible
The Prophet’s Call
2 Then He said to me, “Son of man, (A)stand on your feet that I may speak with you!” 2 As He spoke to me the (B)Spirit entered me and set me on my feet; and I heard Him speaking to me. 3 Then He said to me, “Son of man, I am sending you to the sons of Israel, to a rebellious people who have (C)rebelled against Me; (D)they and their fathers have transgressed against Me to this very day. 4 I am sending you to them who are [a](E)stubborn and obstinate children, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord [b]God.’ 5 As for them, (F)whether they listen or [c]not—for they are a rebellious house—they will (G)know that a prophet has been among them. 6 And you, son of man, (H)neither fear them nor fear their words, though (I)thistles and thorns are with you and you sit on scorpions; neither fear their words nor be dismayed at their presence, for they are a rebellious house. 7 But you shall (J)speak My words to them (K)whether they listen or [d]not, for they are rebellious.
8 “Now you, son of man, listen to what I am speaking to you; do not be rebellious like that rebellious house. Open your mouth and (L)eat what I am giving you.” 9 Then I looked, and behold, a (M)hand was extended to me; and lo, a [e](N)scroll was in it. 10 When He spread it out before me, it was written on the front and back, and written on it were lamentations, mourning and (O)woe.