SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST FIRST READING
He said to me, “Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak to you. As he spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard him speaking to me. He said: “Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me; they and their fathers have been in revolt against me to this very day. The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn.Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says,’ And whether they listen or fail to listen — for they are a rebellious house 00 they will know that a prophet has been among them.