Ezekiel 33:7-9

33:7 “As for you, son of man, I have made you a watchman 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,’ and you do not warn the wicked about his behavior, the wicked man will die for his iniquity, but I will hold you accountable for his death. 33:9 But if you warn the wicked man to change his behavior, and he refuses to change, he will die for his iniquity, but you have saved your own life.

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

tn The same expression occurs in Gen 2:17.

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

tn Heb “way.”

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

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

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