1And at the end of seven days, the word of the LORD came to me:
2"Son of man, 3I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall 4give them warning from me.
5If I say to the wicked, 6'You shall surely die,'7and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person 8shall die for his iniquity, 9but his blood I will require at your hand.
10But if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die for his iniquity, 11but you 12will have delivered your soul.
13Again, if a righteous person turns from his righteousness and commits injustice, 14and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die. 15Because you have not warned him, he shall die for his sin, 16and his righteous deeds that he has done shall not be remembered, 17but his blood I will require at your hand.
But if you warn the righteous person not to sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he took warning, and you will have delivered your soul."