Ezekiel 2:9

Hebrew Bible

7 You must speak my words to them whether they listen or not, for they are rebellious. 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.” 9 Then I looked and realized a hand was stretched out to me, and in it was a written scroll. 10 He unrolled it before me, and it had writing on the front and back; written on it were laments, mourning, and woe.

Revelation 10:2

New Testament

1 Then I saw another powerful angel descending from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like pillars of fire. 2 He held in his hand a little scroll that was open, and he put his right foot on the sea and his left on the land. 3 Then he shouted in a loud voice like a lion roaring, and when he shouted, the seven thunders sounded their voices. 4 When the seven thunders spoke, I was preparing to write, but just then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Seal up what the seven thunders spoke and do not write it down.”

 Notes and References

"... In Ezekiel 2:9, the Prophet Ezekiel is commanded to take a scroll, written on the front and back, and consume it. This is done in connection with a series of sign acts designed to demonstrate God’s judgment on the city of Jerusalem for their unfaithfulness to God and His covenant found later in the book. The contents of the scroll Ezekiel is given, as well as the nature of the scroll are not readily present in this text. The obvious allusion to Ezekiel’s scroll found in Revelation 10:2-10 does nothing more but muddy the waters when attempting to interpret this passage in Ezekiel and when trying to guess the nature of the scroll in Ezekiel ..."

Christian, Matthew A Scroll or The Scroll: A Look at a Technical Term in Ezekiel 2:9 (pp. 1-13) Columbia International University, 2018

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