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Ezekiel 33:2

33:2 “Son of man, speak to your people, 1  and say to them, ‘Suppose I bring a sword against the land, and the people of the land take one man from their borders and make him their watchman.

Ezekiel 33:7-9


33:7 “As for you, son of man, I have made you a watchman 2  for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you must warn them on my behalf. 33:8 When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you must certainly die,’ 3  and you do not warn 4  the wicked about his behavior, 5  the wicked man will die for his iniquity, but I will hold you accountable for his death. 6  33:9 But if you warn the wicked man to change his behavior, 7  and he refuses to change, 8  he will die for his iniquity, but you have saved your own life.

1 tn Heb “sons of your people.”

2 sn Jeremiah (Jer 6:17) and Habakkuk (Hab 2:1) also served in the role of a watchman.

3 tn The same expression occurs in Gen 2:17.

4 tn Heb “and you do not speak to warn.”

5 tn Heb “way.”

6 tn Heb “and his blood from your hand I will seek.”

7 tn Heb “from his way to turn from it.”

8 tn Heb “and he does not turn from his way.”

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