Ezekiel 33:1-6 NLT

1 Once again a message came to me from the LORD:
2 "Son of man, give your people this message: When I bring an army against a country, the people of that land choose a watchman.
3 When the watchman sees the enemy coming, he blows the alarm to warn the people.
4 Then if those who hear the alarm refuse to take action -- well, it is their own fault if they die.
5 They heard the warning but wouldn't listen, so the responsibility is theirs. If they had listened to the warning, they could have saved their lives.
6 But if the watchman sees the enemy coming and doesn't sound the alarm to warn the people, he is responsible for their deaths. They will die in their sins, but I will hold the watchman accountable."