Ez.2:2-5—A reading from the book of Ezekiel: As the Lord
spoke to me, the spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and I
heard the one who was speaking say to me: Son of man, I am sending
you to the Israelites, rebels who have rebelled against me; they and
their ancestors have revolted against me to this very day. Hard of face
and obstinate of heart are they to whom I am sending you. But you shall
say to them: Thus says the Lord God! And whether they heed or resist
for they are a rebellious house—they shall know that a prophet has
been among them.—The word of the Lord. R. Thanks be to God.