Ezekiel 33:1-9

A.1 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them,  When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:

B. 3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; 4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. 5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

C.  6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.

A’. 7 So thou, O son of man,  I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel;

C’. therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. 8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

B’. 9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it;  if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

Note: there are two parallel sections here but the order of warning/no warning is reversed in the second part. 

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