2:5 And as for them, 1 whether they listen 2 or not – for they are a rebellious 3 house 4 – they will know that a prophet has been among them. 2:6 But you, son of man, do not fear them, and do not fear their words – even though briers 5 and thorns 6 surround you and you live among scorpions – do not fear their words and do not be terrified of the looks they give you, 7 for they are a rebellious house!
2:8 As for you, son of man, listen to what I am saying to you: Do not rebel like that rebellious house! Open your mouth and eat what I am giving you.”
3:9 I have made your forehead harder than flint – like diamond! 8 Do not fear them or be terrified of the looks they give you, 9 for they are a rebellious house.”
3:26 I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be silent and unable to reprove 10 them, for they are a rebellious house. 3:27 But when I speak with you, I will loosen your tongue 11 and you must say to them, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says.’ Those who listen will listen, but the indifferent will refuse, 12 for they are a rebellious house.
12:2 “Son of man, you are living in the midst of a rebellious house. 13 They have eyes to see, but do not see, and ears to hear, but do not hear, 14 because they are a rebellious house.
12:3 “Therefore, son of man, pack up your belongings as if for exile. During the day, while they are watching, pretend to go into exile. Go from where you live to another place. Perhaps they will understand, 15 although they are a rebellious house.
12:9 “Son of man, has not the house of Israel, that rebellious house, said to you, ‘What are you doing?’
12:25 For I, the Lord, will speak. Whatever word I speak will be accomplished. It will not be delayed any longer. Indeed in your days, O rebellious house, I will speak the word and accomplish it, declares the sovereign Lord.’”
17:12 “Say to the rebellious house of Israel: 16 ‘Don’t you know what these things mean?’ 17 Say: ‘See here, the king of Babylon came to Jerusalem 18 and took her king and her officials prisoner and brought them to himself in Babylon.
24:3 Recite a proverb to this rebellious house 19 and say to them, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says:
“‘Set on the pot, 20 set it on,
pour water in it too;
1 tn Heb “they”; the phrase “And as for them” has been used in the translation for clarity.
2 tn The Hebrew word implies obedience rather than mere hearing or paying attention.
4 sn The book of Ezekiel frequently refers to the Israelites as a rebellious house (Ezek 2:5, 6, 8; 3:9, 26-27; 12:2-3, 9, 25; 17:12; 24:3).
5 tn The Hebrew term occurs only here in the OT.
7 tn Heb “of their faces.”
8 tn The Hebrew term translated “diamond” is parallel to “iron” in Jer 17:1. The Hebrew uses two terms which are both translated at times as “flint,” but here one is clearly harder than the other. The translation “diamond” attempts to reflect this distinction in English.
9 tn Heb “of their faces.”
11 tn Heb “open your mouth.”
12 tn Heb “the listener will listen, the refuser will refuse.” Because the word for listening can also mean obeying, the nuance may be that the obedient will listen, or that the one who listens will obey. Also, although the verbs are not jussive as pointed in the MT, some translate them with a volitive sense: “the one who listens – let that one listen, the one who refuses – let that one refuse.”
13 sn The book of Ezekiel frequently refers to the Israelites as a rebellious house (Ezek 2:5, 6, 8; 3:9, 26-27; 12:2-3, 9, 25; 17:12; 24:3).
16 tn The words “of Israel” are not in the Hebrew text, but are supplied in the translation as a clarification of the referent.
sn The book of Ezekiel frequently refers to the Israelites as a rebellious house (Ezek 2:5, 6, 8; 3:9, 26-27; 12:2-3, 9, 25; 17:12; 24:3).
19 sn The book of Ezekiel frequently refers to the Israelites as a rebellious house (Ezek 2:5, 6, 8; 3:9, 26-27; 12:2-3, 9, 25; 17:12; 24:3).