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Ezekiel 33:6

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33:6 But suppose the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people. Then the sword comes and takes one of their lives. He is swept away for his iniquity, 1  but I will hold the watchman accountable for that person’s death.’ 2 

Ezekiel 33:9-10

Context
33:9 But if you warn the wicked man to change his behavior, 3  and he refuses to change, 4  he will die for his iniquity, but you have saved your own life.

33:10 “And you, son of man, say to the house of Israel, ‘This is what you have said: “Our rebellious acts and our sins have caught up with us, 5  and we are wasting away because of them. How then can we live?”’

1 tn Or “in his punishment.” The phrase “in/for [a person’s] iniquity/punishment” occurs fourteen times in Ezekiel: here and in vv. 8 and 9; 3:18, 19; 4:17; 7:13, 16; 18: 17, 18, 19, 20; 24:23; 39:23. The Hebrew word for “iniquity” may also mean the “punishment” for iniquity or “guilt” of iniquity.

2 tn Heb “his blood from the hand of the watchman I will seek.”

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

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

5 tn Heb “(are) upon us.”



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