The sentinel or the watchman (Ezek 3:16-3:17)

“At the end

Of seven days,

The word of Yahweh

Came to me.

‘Son of man!

I have made you

A sentinel

For the house

Of Israel.

Whenever you hear

A word

From my mouth,

You shall give them

A warning

From me.’”

At the end of a week of stunned silence, the word of Yahweh came to Ezekiel. Yahweh said to him that he, the son of man, was going to be watchman or sentinel for the house of Israel. Whenever Yahweh would tell Ezekiel, he would, in turn, warn the house of Israel about the words of Yahweh.


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