Ezekiel 2:7
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New International Version
You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious.

King James Bible
And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear or whether they will forbear; for they are rebellious.

World English Bible
You shall speak my words to them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear; for they are most rebellious.

Young's Literal Translation
And thou hast spoken My words unto them, whether they hear or whether they forbear, for they are rebellious.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Whether they will hear - Whether they receive the message, or persecute thee for it, declare it to them, that they may be without excuse.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thou

Ezekiel 3:10,17 Moreover he said to me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak to you receive in your heart, and hear with your ears...

Jeremiah 1:7,17 But the LORD said to me, Say not, I am a child: for you shall go to all that I shall send you...

Jeremiah 23:28 The prophet that has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that has my word, let him speak my word faithfully...

Jeremiah 26:2 Thus said the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD's house, and speak to all the cities of Judah...

Jonah 3:2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the preaching that I bid you.

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and, see, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.

whether

Ezekiel 2:5 And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear...

most rebellious [HEB] rebellion

Library
Endurance of the World's Censure.
"And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them; neither be afraid of their words, though briars and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions; be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house."--Ezekiel ii. 6. What is here implied, as the trial of the Prophet Ezekiel, was fulfilled more or less in the case of all the Prophets. They were not Teachers merely, but Confessors. They came not merely to unfold the Law, or to foretell the Gospel,
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

St. Malachy Becomes Bishop of Connor; He Builds the Monastery of iveragh.
16. (10). At that time an episcopal see was vacant,[321] and had long been vacant, because Malachy would not assent: for they had elected him to it.[322] But they persisted, and at length he yielded when their entreaties were enforced by the command of his teacher,[323] together with that of the metropolitan.[324] It was when he was just entering the thirtieth year of his age,[325] that he was consecrated bishop and brought to Connor; for that was the name of the city through ignorance of Irish ecclesiastical
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

Cross References
Jeremiah 1:7
But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am too young.' You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.

Jeremiah 1:17
"Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them.

Jeremiah 7:27
"When you tell them all this, they will not listen to you; when you call to them, they will not answer.

Jeremiah 17:20
Say to them, 'Hear the word of the LORD, you kings of Judah and all people of Judah and everyone living in Jerusalem who come through these gates.

Jeremiah 36:14
all the officials sent Jehudi son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, to say to Baruch, "Bring the scroll from which you have read to the people and come." So Baruch son of Neriah went to them with the scroll in his hand.

Jeremiah 42:21
I have told you today, but you still have not obeyed the LORD your God in all he sent me to tell you.

Ezekiel 2:5
And whether they listen or fail to listen--for they are a rebellious people--they will know that a prophet has been among them.

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