If you warn them and they keep on sinning and refuse to repent, they will die in their sins. But you will have saved your life because you did what you were told to do.
If good people turn bad and don't listen to my warning, they will die. If you did not warn them of the consequences, then they will die in their sins. Their previous good deeds won't help them, and I will hold you responsible, demanding your blood for theirs.
But if you warn them and they repent, they will live, and you will have saved your own life, too."
Then the LORD took hold of me, and he said to me, "Go out into the valley, and I will talk to you there."
So I got up and went, and there I saw the glory of the LORD, just as I had seen it in my first vision by the Kebar River. And I fell face down in the dust.
Then the Spirit came into me and set me on my feet. He talked to me and said, "Go, shut yourself up in your house.
There you will be bound with ropes so you cannot go out among the people.
And I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so you won't be able to pray for them, for they are rebellious.
But whenever I give you a message, I will loosen your tongue and let you speak. Then you will say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says!' Some of them will listen, but some will ignore you, for they are rebels."
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)