And the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
Son of man, give a word to the children of your people, and say to them, When I make the sword come on a land, if the people of the land take a man from among their number and make him their watchman:
If, when he sees the sword coming on the land, by sounding the horn he gives the people news of their danger;
Then anyone who, hearing the sound of the horn, does not take note of it, will himself be responsible for his death, if the sword comes and takes him away.
On hearing the sound of the horn, he did not take note; his blood will be on him; for if he had taken note his life would have been safe.
But if the watchman sees the sword coming, and does not give a note on the horn, and the people have no word of the danger, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them; he will be taken away in his sin, but I will make the watchman responsible for his blood.