EZEKIEL 2:6

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers 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.”

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Ezekiel 2:6 Translation & Meaning

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And thou, וְאַתָּ֣ה Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you And thou
son בֶן A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
of man, אָ֠דָם Ruddy i.e., a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) man
be not afraid תִּירָ֨א To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten not afraid
of them, neither אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing neither
be afraid תִּירָ֗א To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten afraid
of their words, וּמִדִּבְרֵיהֶ֣ם A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause words
though כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed though
briers סָרָבִ֤ים A thistle briers
and thorns וְסַלּוֹנִים֙ A prickle (as if pendulous) thorns
be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
with אוֹתָ֔ךְ Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc with
thee, and thou אַתָּ֣ה Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you thee and thou
dost dwell יוֹשֵׁ֑ב Properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry dost dwell
among וְאֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to among
scorpions: עַקְרַבִּ֖ים A scorpion; figuratively, a scourge or knotted whip scorpions
be not afraid תִּירָא֙ To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten not afraid
of their words, מִדִּבְרֵיהֶ֤ם A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause words
nor אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing nor
be dismayed תֵּחָ֔ת Properly, to prostrate; hence, to break down, either (literally) by violence, or (figuratively) by confusion and fear dismayed
at their looks, וּמִפְּנֵיהֶ֣ם The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) looks
though כִּ֛י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed though
they מֵהֶ֜ם They (only used when emphatic) they
be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
a rebellious מְרִ֖י Bitterness, i.e., (figuratively) rebellion; concretely, bitter, or rebellious rebellious
house. בֵּ֥ית A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house

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  • 4  For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God.

  • 5  And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.

  • 6  And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers 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.

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

  • 8  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.




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