33:7 “As for you, son of man, I have made you a watchman 1 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,’ 2 and you do not warn 3 the wicked about his behavior, 4 the wicked man will die for his iniquity, but I will hold you accountable for his death. 5 33:9 But if you warn the wicked man to change his behavior, 6 and he refuses to change, 7 he will die for his iniquity, but you have saved your own life.
1 sn Jeremiah (Jer 6:17) and Habakkuk (Hab 2:1) also served in the role of a watchman.
2 tn The same expression occurs in Gen 2:17.
3 tn Heb “and you do not speak to warn.”
4 tn Heb “way.”
5 tn Heb “and his blood from your hand I will seek.”
6 tn Heb “from his way to turn from it.”
7 tn Heb “and he does not turn from his way.”