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.22
And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise , go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with thee.
Then I arose , and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of the LORDstood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.24
Then the spiritentered into me, and set me upon my feet, and spake with me, and said unto me, Go , shut thyself within thine house.25
But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall putbands upon thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go outamong them: