Lord, you coerced me into being a prophet, and I allowed you to do it. You overcame my resistance and prevailed over me. 1 Now I have become a constant laughingstock. Everyone ridicules me.
He said to me, “Don’t be afraid, you who are valued. 1 Peace be to you! Be strong! Be really strong!” When he spoke to me, I was strengthened. I said, “Sir, you may speak now, 2 for you have given me strength.”