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Ezekiel 33:1-6 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Lord spoke to me. 1 The word of the LORD came to me:
2 "Mortal man," he said, "tell your people what happens when I bring war to a land. The people of that country choose one of their number to be a lookout. 2 "Son of man, speak to your countrymen and say to them: 'When I bring the sword against a land, and the people of the land choose one of their men and make him their watchman,
3 When he sees the enemy approaching, he sounds the alarm to warn everyone. 3 and he sees the sword coming against the land and blows the trumpet to warn the people,
4 If someone hears it but pays no attention and the enemy comes and kills him, then he is to blame for his own death. 4 then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not take warning and the sword comes and takes his life, his blood will be on his own head.
5 His death is his own fault, because he paid no attention to the warning. If he had paid attention, he could have escaped. 5 Since he heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning, his blood will be on his own head. If he had taken warning, he would have saved himself.
6 If, however, the lookout sees the enemy coming and does not sound the alarm, the enemy will come and kill those sinners, but I will hold the lookout responsible for their death. 6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes the life of one of them, that man will be taken away because of his sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for his blood.'