I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way.
Today, I am the One who has made you a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls against the whole land-- against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests, and the population.
Then I will make you a fortified wall of bronze to this people. They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to save you and deliver you. [This is] the LORD's declaration.
Look, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads.
I have made your forehead like a diamond, harder than flint. Don't be afraid of them or discouraged by [the look on] their faces, even though they are a rebellious house."
Next He said to me: "Son of man, listen carefully to all My words that I speak to you and take [them] to heart.
"Will you pass judgment against them, will you pass judgment, son of man? Explain to them the abominations of their fathers.
"Now, son of man, will you pass judgment? Will you pass judgment against the city of blood? Then explain all her abominations to her.