Ezekiel 3:5
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New Living Translation
I am not sending you to a foreign people whose language you cannot understand.

King James Bible
For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel;

Darby Bible Translation
For thou art not sent to a people of strange language, and of difficult speech, but to the house of Israel;

World English Bible
For you are not sent to a people of a strange speech and of a hard language, but to the house of Israel;

Young's Literal Translation
For, not unto a people deep of lip and heavy of tongue art thou sent -- unto the house of Israel;

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The Prophet Jonah.
It has been asserted without any sufficient reason, that Jonah is older than Hosea, Joel, Amos, and Obadiah,--that he is the oldest among the prophets whose written monuments have been preserved to us. The passage in 2 Kings xiv. 25, where it is said, that Jonah, the son of Amittai the prophet, prophesied to Jeroboam the happy success of his arms, and the restoration of the ancient boundaries of Israel, and that this prophecy was confirmed by the event, cannot decide in favour of this assertion,
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

A Work of Reform
The work of Sabbath reform to be accomplished in the last days is foretold in the prophecy of Isaiah: "Thus saith the Lord, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for My salvation is near to come, and My righteousness to be revealed. Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the Sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil." "The sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve Him, and to love the name of the Lord,
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Ezekiel
To a modern taste, Ezekiel does not appeal anything like so powerfully as Isaiah or Jeremiah. He has neither the majesty of the one nor the tenderness and passion of the other. There is much in him that is fantastic, and much that is ritualistic. His imaginations border sometimes on the grotesque and sometimes on the mechanical. Yet he is a historical figure of the first importance; it was very largely from him that Judaism received the ecclesiastical impulse by which for centuries it was powerfully
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Acts 14:11
When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in their local dialect, "These men are gods in human form!"

Acts 26:17
And I will rescue you from both your own people and the Gentiles. Yes, I am sending you to the Gentiles

Isaiah 28:11
So now God will have to speak to his people through foreign oppressors who speak a strange language!

Isaiah 33:19
You will no longer see these fierce, violent people with their strange, unknown language.

Ezekiel 3:4
Then he said, "Son of man, go to the people of Israel and give them my messages.

Ezekiel 3:6
No, I am not sending you to people with strange and difficult speech. If I did, they would listen!

Jonah 1:2
"Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are."

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