At the end of seven days the word of the LORD came to me:117
"Son of man, I have made you a watchman2 for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.318
When I say to a wicked man, 'You will surely die,4' and you do not warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his evil ways in order to save his life, that wicked man will die fora his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood.519
But if you do warn the wicked man and he does not turn6 from his wickedness7 or from his evil ways, he will die8 for his sin; but you will have saved yourself.920
"Again, when a righteous man turns10 from his righteousness and does evil, and I put a stumbling block11 before him, he will die. Since you did not warn him, he will die for his sin. The righteous things he did will not be remembered, and I will hold you accountable for his blood.1221
But if you do warn the righteous man not to sin and he does not sin, he will surely live because he took warning, and you will have saved yourself.13"