He said to me, “Son of man, go to the house of Israel, and speak my words to them.
For you are not sent to a people of a strange speech and of a hard language, but to the house of Israel; not to many peoples of a strange speech and of a hard language, whose words you can’t understand. Surely, if I sent you to them, they would listen to you.
But the house of Israel will not listen to you, for they will not listen to me; for all the house of Israel are obstinate and hard-hearted.
Behold, I have made your face hard against their faces,
and your forehead hard against their foreheads.
I have made your forehead as a diamond, harder than flint.
Don’t be afraid of them, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house.”