Ezekiel 2:1
New International Version
He said to me, "Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak to you."

New Living Translation
“Stand up, son of man,” said the voice. “I want to speak with you.”

English Standard Version
And he said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.”

Berean Study Bible
“Son of man,” He said to me, “stand up on your feet and I will speak to you.”

King James Bible
And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.

New King James Version
And He said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak to you.”

New American Standard Bible
Then He said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.”

NASB 1995
Then He said to me, "Son of man, stand on your feet that I may speak with you!"

NASB 1977
Then He said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet that I may speak with you!”

Amplified Bible
Then He said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet and I will speak to you.”

Christian Standard Bible
He said to me, “Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak with you.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said to me, "Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak with you."

American Standard Version
And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak with thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to me: “Son of man, stand on your feet. I shall speak with you”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And I saw and fell upon my face, and heard the voice of one speaking: and he said to me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak to thee.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD said, "Ezekiel, son of man, I want you to stand up and listen."

Douay-Rheims Bible
This was the vision of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And I saw, and I fell upon my face, and I heard the voice of one that spoke. And he said to me: Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak to thee.

English Revised Version
And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak with thee.

Good News Translation
saying, "Mortal man, stand up. I want to talk to you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said to me, "Son of man, stand up, and I will speak to you."

International Standard Version
"Son of Man," the LORD said, "get up on your feet. I want to talk to you."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And He said unto me: 'Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak with thee.'

Literal Standard Version
His appearance [was] of the likeness of the glory of YHWH, and I see, and fall on my face, and I hear a voice speaking, and He says to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet, and I speak with you.”

NET Bible
He said to me, "Son of man, stand on your feet and I will speak with you."

New Heart English Bible
He said to me, "Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you."

World English Bible
He said to me, Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.

Young's Literal Translation
It is the appearance of the likeness of the honour of Jehovah, and I see, and fall on my face, and I hear a voice speaking, and He saith unto me, 'Son of man, stand on thy feet, and I speak with thee.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ezekiel's Call
1“Son of man,” He said to me, “stand up on your feet and I will speak to you.” 2And as He spoke to me, the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet, and I heard Him speaking to me.…

Cross References
Acts 9:6
"Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do."

Acts 26:16
But get up and stand on your feet. For I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen from Me and what I will show you.

Ezekiel 40:4
"Son of man," he said to me, "look with your eyes, hear with your ears, and pay attention to everything I am going to show you, for that is why you have been brought here. Report to the house of Israel everything you see."

Ezekiel 43:18
Then He said to me: "Son of man, this is what the Lord GOD says: 'These are the statutes for the altar on the day it is constructed, so that burnt offerings may be sacrificed on it and blood may be sprinkled on it:

Daniel 10:11
He said to me, "Daniel, you are a man who is highly precious. Consider carefully the words that I am about to say to you. Stand up, for I have now been sent to you." And when he had said this to me, I stood up trembling.


Treasury of Scripture

And he said to me, Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak to you.

Son

Ezekiel 2:3,6,8
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…

Ezekiel 3:1,4,10,17
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel…

Ezekiel 4:1
Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and pourtray upon it the city, even Jerusalem:

stand

Ezekiel 1:28
As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

Daniel 10:11,19
And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling…

Matthew 17:7
And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.









(1) Son of man.--The voice that now came to Ezekiel was articulate, and spoke to him in words which he could understand. It is not said who it was that spoke, but the "He" in connection with the vision before him could be none other than the Most High, whose glory that vision was given to reveal. The phrase "son of man" is common enough throughout the Scriptures, as meaning simply man, but is never used in an address to a prophet, except to Ezekiel and Daniel. To Daniel it is used only once (Daniel 8:17), while to Ezekiel it is used above ninety times. The reason is, doubtless, that since he was the prophet of the captivity he was addressed in the common terms of the language where he lived. "Son of man" for "man" is so common in the Aramaic languages that it is even used of Adam himself in the Syriac version of 1Corinthians 15:45-47. The address to Ezekiel here as "man," just as under similar circumstances to Daniel when he had fallen upon his face through awe of the supernatural presence (Daniel 8:17), is doubtless in compassion to his weakness. And then comes the strengthening command, "Stand upon thy feet," that he may be able to receive the communication God is about to make to him.

Verse 1. - Son of man, etc. It is noticeable that the phrase (ben adam), as addressed to a prophet, occurs only in Ezekiel, in whom we find it not less than eighty times, and in Daniel 8:17. As used elsewhere, e.g. in Numbers 23:19; Psalm 8:4; Job 25:6; Isaiah 51:12; Isaiah 56:2, and in Ezekiel's use of it, it is probably connected with the history of Adam, as created from the ground (adamah) in Genesis 2:7; Genesis 3:19. The prophet is reminded, in the very moment of his highest inspiration, of his Adam nature with all its infirmity and limitations. In the use of a like phrase (bar enosh, instead of ben adam) in Daniel 7:13 we have the same truth implied. There one like unto man in all things is called to share the sovereignty of the "Ancient of Days," the Eternal One. Here the prophet, nothing in himself, is called to be the messenger of God to other sons of men. It is in many ways suggestive that our Lord should have chosen the same formula for constant use when speaking of himself (Matthew 8:20, and passim in the Gospels). Stand upon thy feet. The attitude of adoration is changed, by the Divine command, into that of expectant service, that of awe and dread for the courage of a soldier of the Lord of hosts (compare the parallels of Ezekiel 3:24; Ezekiel 43:3, 5; Daniel 8:18).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of man,”
אָדָם֙ (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being

He said
וַיֹּ֖אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to me,
אֵלָ֑י (’ê·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

“stand up
עֲמֹ֣ד (‘ă·mōḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

your feet
רַגְלֶ֔יךָ (raḡ·le·ḵā)
Noun - fdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

and I will speak
וַאֲדַבֵּ֖ר (wa·’ă·ḏab·bêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to you.”
אֹתָֽךְ׃ (’ō·ṯāḵ)
Direct object marker | second person masculine singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case


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