Ezekiel 33:1-8 MSG

1 God's Message came to me:
2 "Son of man, speak to your people. Tell them: 'If I bring war on this land and the people take one of their citizens and make him their watchman,
3 and if the watchman sees war coming and blows the trumpet, warning the people,
4 then if anyone hears the sound of the trumpet and ignores it and war comes and takes him off, it's his own fault.
5 He heard the alarm, he ignored it - it's his own fault. If he had listened, he would have saved his life.
7 "You, son of man, are the watchman. I've made you a watchman for Israel. The minute you hear a message from me, warn them.
8 If I say to the wicked, 'Wicked man, wicked woman, you're on the fast track to death!' and you don't speak up and warn the wicked to change their ways, the wicked will die unwarned in their sins and I'll hold you responsible for their bloodshed.