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

Other Translations of Ezekiel 2:7

New International Version

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

English Standard Version

7 And you shall speak my words to them, whether they hear or refuse to hear, for they are a rebellious house.

The Message

7 Your job is to speak to them. Whether they listen is not your concern. They're hardened rebels.

New King James Version

7 You shall speak My words to them, whether they hear or whether they refuse, for they are rebellious.

New Living Translation

7 You must give them my messages whether they listen or not. But they won't listen, for they are completely rebellious!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ezekiel 2:7

Commentary on Ezekiel 2:6-10

(Read Ezekiel 2:6-10)

Those who will do any thing to purpose in the service of God, must not fear men. Wicked men are as briers and thorns; but they are nigh unto cursing, and their end is to be burned. The prophet must be faithful to the souls of those to whom he was sent. All who speak from God to others, must obey his voice. The discoveries of sin, and the warnings of wrath, should be matter of lamentation. And those acquainted with the word of God, will clearly perceive it is filled with woe to impenitent sinners; and that all the precious promises of the gospel are for the repenting, believing servants of the Lord.