Ezekiel 3:1
New International Version
And he said to me, “Son of man, eat what is before you, eat this scroll; then go and speak to the people of Israel.”

New Living Translation
The 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.”

English Standard Version
And he said to me, “Son of man, eat whatever you find here. Eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.”

Berean Study Bible
“Son of man,” He said to me, “eat what you find here. Eat this scroll, then go and speak to the house of Israel.”

King James Bible
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.

New King James Version
Moreover He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.”

New American Standard Bible
Then He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.”

NASB 1995
Then He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.”

NASB 1977
Then He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.”

Amplified Bible
He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find [in this book]; eat this scroll, then go, speak to the house of Israel.”

Christian Standard Bible
He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find here. Eat this scroll, then go and speak to the house of Israel.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said to me: “Son of man, eat what you find here. Eat this scroll, then go and speak to the house of Israel.”

American Standard Version
And he said unto me, Son of man, eat that which thou findest; eat this roll, and go, speak unto the house of Israel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to me: “Son of man, eat the thing that you find. Eat this scroll and go speak with those of the household of the children of Israel”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said to me, Son of Man, eat this volume, and go and speak to the children of Israel.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD said, "Ezekiel, son of man, after you eat this scroll, go speak to the people of Israel."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to me: Son of man, eat all that thou shalt find: eat this book, and go speak to the children of Israel.

English Revised Version
And he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go, speak unto the house of Israel.

Good News Translation
God said, "Mortal man, eat this scroll; then go and speak to the people of Israel."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD said to me, "Son of man, eat what you find. Eat this scroll. Then speak to the people of Israel."

International Standard Version
Then he told me, "Son of Man, eat! Eat what you see —this scroll—and then go talk to the house of Israel."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And He said unto me: 'Son of man, eat that which thou findest; eat this roll, and go, speak unto the house of Israel.'

Literal Standard Version
And He says to me, “Son of man, eat that which you find, eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.”

NET Bible
He said to me, "Son of man, eat what you see in front of you--eat this scroll--and then go and speak to the house of Israel."

New Heart English Bible
He said to me, "Son of man, eat that which you find. Eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel."

World English Bible
He said to me, Son of man, eat that which you find. Eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And He saith unto me, 'Son of man, that which thou findest eat, eat this roll, and go, speak unto the house of Israel.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ezekiel Eats the Scroll
1“Son of man,” He said to me, “eat what you find here. Eat this scroll, then go and speak to the house of Israel.” 2So I opened my mouth, and He fed me the scroll.…

Cross References
Hebrews 10:7
Then I said, 'Here I am, it is written about Me in the scroll: I have come to do Your will, O God.'"

Revelation 10:9
And I went to the angel and said, "Give me the small scroll." "Take it and eat it," he said. "It will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey."

Ezekiel 2:9
Then I looked and saw a hand reaching out to me, and in it was a scroll,

Ezekiel 3:10
"Son of man," He added, "listen carefully to all the words I speak to you, and take them to heart.


Treasury of Scripture

Moreover he said to me, Son of man, eat that you find; eat this roll, and go speak to the house of Israel.

eat.

Ezekiel 3:10
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.

Ezekiel 2:8,9
But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee…

1 Timothy 4:15
Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

go

Ezekiel 3:11,15,17-21
And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear…

Ezekiel 2:3
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.

Jeremiah 24:1-7
The LORD shewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of the LORD, after that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon…









Verse 1. - Eat that thou findest, etc. The iteration of the command of Ezekiel 2:8 seems to imply, like the words, "be not thou rebellious," in that verse, some reluctance on the prophet's part. In substance the command was equivalent to that of Revelation 22:18, 19. The true prophet does not choose his message (Acts 4:20); his "meat" is to do his Lord's will (John 4:34), and he takes what he "finds" as given to him by that will.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

“eat
אֱכ֑וֹל (’ĕ·ḵō·wl)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 398: To eat

what
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

you find here.
תִּמְצָ֖א (tim·ṣā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

Eat
אֱכוֹל֙ (’ĕ·ḵō·wl)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 398: To eat

this
הַזֹּ֔את (haz·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

scroll,
הַמְּגִלָּ֣ה (ham·mə·ḡil·lāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4039: A scroll

then go
וְלֵ֥ךְ (wə·lêḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

and speak
דַּבֵּ֖ר (dab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the house
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of Israel.”
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc


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