On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed (A)watchmen;
All day and all night they will never keep silent.
You who (B)remind the Lord, take no rest for yourselves;

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17 “Son of man, I have appointed you a (A)watchman to the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My mouth, (B)warn them from Me. 18 When I say to the wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his (C)blood I will require at your hand. 19 Yet if you have (D)warned the wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have (E)delivered yourself. 20 Again, (F)when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I place an (G)obstacle before him, he will die; since you have not warned him, he shall die in his sin, and his righteous deeds which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand. 21 However, if you have (H)warned [a]the righteous man that the righteous should not sin and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; and you have delivered yourself.”

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 3:21 Lit him, the righteous

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