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Ezekiel 2 - NIV

Ezekiel’s Call to Be a Prophet

1 He said to me, “Son of man,[a] stand up on your feet and I will speak to you.”

2 As he spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard him speaking to me.

3 He said: “Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me; they and their ancestors have been in revolt against me to this very day.

4 The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says.’

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.

6 And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns are all around you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say or be terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people.

7 You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious.

8 But you, son of man, listen to what I say to you. Do not rebel like that rebellious people; open your mouth and eat what I give you.”

9 Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll,

10 which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe.


a. Ezekiel 2:1 The Hebrew phrase ben adam means human being. The phrase son of man is retained as a form of address here and throughout Ezekiel because of its possible association with “Son of Man” in the New Testament.

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W Pat Cunningham avatar
Will They Know There Is a Prophet in Their Midst?
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jul, 2012
Summary: We are made prophets by our baptism; shall we act as prophets to this culture of death?
Scripture: Ezekiel 2:2-5
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 1,278
Tim Smith avatar
Speak to the Wind
Shared by: Tim Smith on Oct, 2011
Summary: Throughout this series, we’ve been learning the functions of the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit which gives our life meaning and ties us to God. It is the Holy Spirit that allows us to understand God’s will for our lives but it is also the Holy Spirit
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 1:28-2:2
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,993
David Wilson avatar
Pastoring a Rebellious People
Shared by: David Wilson on Feb, 2011
Summary: God calls Ezekiel to minister to a tough crowd with a tough message!
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 2:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,306
Darren Sirmans avatar
Shared by: Darren Sirmans on Jul, 2010
Summary: We can learn so much by following Jesus into the water.
James May avatar
God's Chosen Place
Shared by: James May on Feb, 2010
Summary: Where has God placed you? Has he equipped you for service? Sometimes the hardest place to work is in God's chosen place.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 2:1-3:11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,795
Thomas Swope avatar
Sent and Went
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jan, 2010
Summary: A bible study of chapter 2 verses 1 through 10
Series: Ezekiel
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ezekiel 2:1-10
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,027
Joseph Smith avatar
The Anatomy of Rebellion: Forehead, Heart, and Mouth
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Nov, 2009
Summary: We rebel against God when we refuse to learn anything new, when we resist His love, and when we refrain from telling others about Christ.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 2:1-3:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,079
Matt Hoffmann avatar
Happy 4th: Faith Hangs on More Than a Thread
Shared by: Matt Hoffmann on Jul, 2009
Summary: In Ezekiel 2:1-5, 2 Corinthians 12:1-10, and Mark 6:1-13 we see how time and time again our future seems to hang on by a thread (like our American History). But in Christ our Future Hangs on a Cross!
based on 23 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 2:1-5
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 7,515
Wes Richard avatar
God's Call on your life
Shared by: Wes Richard on Sep, 2008
Summary: The unique literary structure of Ezekiel’s vision points to the importance of ingesting God’s word in obedience to His call
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 2:8-3:4
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 7,772
Michael Hoke avatar
Facing the Giants
Shared by: Michael Hoke on Jan, 2007
Summary: The call of Ezekiel taken from the idea that God is a coach asking us to complete His total game plan. (Used on Superbowl Sunday.)
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 2:1-3:11
Views: 1,507
Paul Fritz avatar
How The Holy Spirit Can Lead You as He Led Ezekiel
Shared by: Paul Fritz on Sep, 2006
Summary: Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you as He led Ezekiel by learning from this fine Biblical example of leadership. The Holy Spirit directed Ezekiel to take on a difficult ministry of speaking to an obstinate and hard hearted audience. His example teaches us t
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 2:1-10
Views: 715
Ron Hietsch avatar
Like Ezekiel, we are also called
Shared by: Ron Hietsch on Jul, 2006
Summary: We are called to give God the best of our talents, a fair amount of time and a tenth or more of our gross income. Have we turned our backs on God? Will we get to mourn our misfortune along the banks of a foreign river?
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 2:1-5
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 3,030
Mark Bauer avatar
When God's Your Boss ...
Shared by: Mark Bauer on Jul, 2006
Summary: We are all called to prophets just as Ezekiel was called.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 2:1-5
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,596
Timm Meyer avatar
God's Word Powers His Ministry
Shared by: Timm Meyer on Aug, 2005
Summary: Pentecost 12(B) - God’s word powers his ministry for faithful prophets and for rebellious people.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 2:1-5
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 857
Paul Fritz avatar
How The Holy Spirit Can Lead You as He Led Ezekiel
Shared by: Paul Fritz on Oct, 2000
Summary: Companies that compete for consumer dollars know the importance of protecting their name and reputation. Shoddy quality or poor service can cause profits to plummet. Being led by the Holy Spirit and empowered by His word will assure others that we are ope
based on 105 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 2:1
Views: 10,984
Jeff Simms avatar
Ezekiel's Call
Shared by: Jeff Simms on Sep, 2003
Summary: God equips and strengthens those He calls to service
based on 66 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 2:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 10,757
Eloy Gonzalez avatar
God's Call to Repentance-Love in disguise
Shared by: Eloy Gonzalez on Aug, 2003
Summary: Pentecost 7: The condition of humanity is depravity - unrighteousness before God. Even though this is grievous to God, He nevertheless calls us to repentance through his Word and the Cross.
based on 40 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 2:1-5
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,477
Gregg Bitter avatar
Called by the Lord to Speak his Word
Shared by: Gregg Bitter on Jul, 2003
Summary: Like Ezekiel let us speak God’s Word humbly, faithfully, and boldly.
based on 79 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 2:1-5
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 6,537
James May avatar
God's Message To His People
Shared by: James May on Dec, 2002
Summary: We sometimes need to develop a "holy hard headedness" to be used as a witness to the hard hearted people who God calls His own children.
based on 45 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 2:3-3:11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 7,064