And go , get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the LordGOD; whether they will hear , or whether they will forbear .
Then the spirit took me up , and I heardbehind me a voice of a greatrushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place.13
I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touchedaoneanother, and the noise of the wheels over against them, and a noise of a greatrushing.14
So the spirit lifted me up , and took me away , and I went in bitterness,b in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.
Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat , and remained there astonishedamong them sevendays.16
And it came to pass at the end of sevendays, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying ,
17Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surelydie ; and thou givest him not warning , nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wickedway, to save his life ; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.19
Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wickedway, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.20Again , When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commitiniquity, and I lay a stumblingblockbefore him, he shall die : because thou hast not given him warning , he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered ; but his blood will I require at thine hand.21
Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteoussin not, and he doth not sin , he shall surelylive , because he is warned ; also thou hast delivered thy soul.