And the word of the LORDcame to me, saying,
2"Son of man, speak to the 1sons of your people and say to them, 'If I bring a sword upon a land, and the people of the landtakeoneman from among them and make him their watchman,
and he sees the swordcoming upon the land and 2blows on the trumpet and warns the people,
then he who hears the sound of the trumpet and 3does not takewarning, and a swordcomes and takes him away, his 4blood will be on his own head.
'He heard the sound of the trumpet but did not takewarning; his blood will be on himself. But had he takenwarning, he would have 5delivered his life.
'But if the watchmansees the swordcoming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a swordcomes and takes a person from them, he is 6taken away ain his iniquity; but his 7blood I will require from the watchman'shand.'
"Now as for you, son of man, I have b8appointed you a watchman for the house of Israel; so you will hear a cmessage from My mouth and give them 9warning from Me.