Ezekiel 3:1-27, NLT
1The voice said to me, “Son of man, eat what I am giving you—eat this scroll! Then go and give its message to the people of Israel.”
4Then he said, “Son of man, go to the people of Israel and give them my messages.
10Then he added, “Son of man, let all my words sink deep into your own heart first. Listen to them carefully for yourself.
12Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard a loud rumbling sound behind me. (May the glory of the Lord be praised in his place!)*3:12 A possible reading for this verse is Then the Spirit lifted me up, and as the glory of the Lord rose from its place, I heard a loud rumbling sound behind me.
14The Spirit lifted me up and took me away. I went in bitterness and turmoil, but the Lord’s hold on me was strong.
A Watchman for Israel
16After seven days the Lord gave me a message. He said,
20“If righteous people turn away from their righteous behavior and ignore the obstacles I put in their way, they will die. And if you do not warn them, they will die in their sins. None of their righteous acts will be remembered, and I will hold you responsible for their deaths.
22Then the Lord took hold of me and said, “Get up and go out into the valley, and I will speak to you there.”
24Then the Spirit came into me and set me on my feet. He spoke to me and said, “Go to your house and shut yourself in.