161At the end of sevendays the word of the LORDcame to me, saying,
17"Son of man, I have appointed you a 2watchman to the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My mouth, 3warn them from Me.
"When I say to the wicked, 'You will surelydie,' and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wickedway that he may live, that wickedman shall die in his iniquity, but his 4blood I will require at your hand.
"Yet if you have 5warned the wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his wickedway, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have 6deliveredyourself.
"Again, 7when a righteousmanturnsaway from his righteousness and commitsiniquity, and I place an 8obstaclebefore him, he will die; since you have not warned him, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousdeedswhich he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand.
"However, if you have 9warnedathe righteousman that the righteous should not sin and he does not sin, he shall surelylivebecause he tookwarning; and you have deliveredyourself."