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Ezekiel 3:15-25 (English Standard Version)

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15 1And I came to the exiles at Tel-abib, who were dwelling 2by the Chebar canal, and I sat where they were dwelling.a And 3I sat there 4overwhelmed among them 5seven days.

A Watchman for Israel

16 6And at the end of seven days, the word of the LORD came to me: 17 7"Son of man, 8I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall 9give them warning from me. 18 10If I say to the wicked, 11'You shall surely die,'12and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person 13shall die forb his iniquity, 14but his blood I will require at your hand. 19 15But if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die for his iniquity, 16but you 17will have delivered your soul. 20 18Again, if a righteous person turns from his righteousness and commits injustice, 19and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die. 20Because you have not warned him, he shall die for his sin, 21and his righteous deeds that he has done shall not be remembered, 22but his blood I will require at your hand. 21 But if you warn the righteous person not to sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he took warning, and you will have delivered your soul." 22 23And the hand of the LORD was upon me there. And he said to me, "Arise, go out into 24the valley,c and 25there I will speak with you." 23 So I arose and went out into the valley, and behold, 26the glory of the LORD stood there, like the glory that I had seen 27by the Chebar canal, 28and I fell on my face. 24 29But the Spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and he spoke with me and said to me, "Go, shut yourself within your house. 25 And you, O son of man, behold, 30cords will be placed upon you, and you shall be bound with them, so that you cannot go out among the people.
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