1 Then He said to me, "Son of man, astand on your feet that I may speak with you!" 2 As He spoke to me the aSpirit entered me and set me on my feet; and I heard Him speaking to me. 3 Then He said to me, "Son of man, I am sending you to the sons of Israel, to a rebellious people who have arebelled against Me; bthey and their fathers have transgressed against Me to this very day. 4 "I am sending you to them who are astubborn and obstinate children, and you shall say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD.' 5 "As for them, awhether they listen or not--for they are a rebellious house--they will bknow that a prophet has been among them. 6 "And you, son of man, aneither fear them nor fear their words, though bthistles and thorns are with you and you sit on scorpions; neither fear their words nor be dismayed at their presence, for they are a rebellious house. 7 "But you shall aspeak My words to them bwhether they listen or not, for they are rebellious. 8 "Now you, son of man, listen to what I am speaking to you; do not be rebellious like that rebellious house. Open your mouth and aeat what I am giving you." 9 Then I looked, and behold, a ahand was extended to me; and lo, a bscroll was in it. 10 When He spread it out before me, it was written on the front and back, and written on it were lamentations, mourning and awoe.