"As for them, whether they listen or not-- for they are a rebellious house-- they will know that a prophet has been among them.
"And you, son of man, neither fear them nor fear their words, though thistles and thorns are with you and you sit on scorpions; neither fear their words nor be dismayed at their presence, for they are a rebellious house.
"But you shall speak My words to them whether they listen or not, for they are rebellious.
"Now you, son of man, listen to what I am speaking to you; do not be rebellious like that rebellious house. Open your mouth and eat what I am giving you."