Yet if thou warn the wicked
Of his sin and danger; lay before him his evil, and show him the sad consequences of going on in a course of sin, and warn him to flee from wrath to come: and he turn not from his wickedness, and from his wicked way;
does not repent of it, nor abstain from it: he shall die in his iniquity;
and for it, and that very righteously: but thou hast delivered thy soul;
thou hast done the duty of thine office; thou art clear from the charge of negligence and sloth, and from being answerable for the death of the sinner; and shalt save thyself, though not the wicked man; see ( 1 Timothy 4:16 ) .