So thou, O son of man
Here begins the application of the parable to the prophet
himself, describing his office and his duty: I have set
thee a watchman unto the house of Israel;
which is repeated from ( Ezekiel 3:17
) , (See Gill on Ezekiel
3:17). The Targum is,
``I have appointed thee a teacher;''
a spiritual watchman; so pastors, teachers, ministers of the
Gospel, are watchmen, ( 2 Timothy 4:5 ) (
) : therefore thou shalt hear the word from my mouth, and
warn them from me.
The Targum is,
``thou shalt receive the word from my Word, and warn them from
sinning before me.''