kjv@Ezekiel:33:2@ 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:
kjv@Ezekiel:33:3@ If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;
kjv@Ezekiel:33:4@ 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.
kjv@Ezekiel:33:5@ 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.
kjv@Ezekiel:33:6@ 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.
kjv@Ezekiel:33:7@ So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.
kjv@Ezekiel:33:8@ 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.
kjv@Ezekiel:33:9@ 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.
kjv@Ezekiel:33:10@ Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live?
kjv@Ezekiel:33:11@ Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
kjv@Ezekiel:33:12@ Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.
kjv@Ezekiel:33:13@ When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.
kjv@Ezekiel:33:14@ Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;
kjv@Ezekiel:33:15@ If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
kjv@Ezekiel:33:16@ None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.
kjv@Ezekiel:33:17@ Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.
kjv@Ezekiel:33:18@ When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.
kjv@Ezekiel:33:19@ But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.
kjv@Ezekiel:33:20@ Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.