The sentinel who fails to sound the trumpet (Ezek 33:6-33:6)

“But if the sentinel

Sees

The sword coming,

But he does not blow

The trumpet,

So that the people

Are not warned,

The sword comes.

The sword takes

Any one of them.

They are taken away

In their iniquity.

However,

I will require

Their blood

At the sentinel’s hand.”

Now we see the reverse. What if the sentinel or watchman failed to sound the trumpet when the enemy with the sword was coming upon them? This time, the people were not warned. The enemy sword came and took them away. The blood of these people was on the sentinel, not on the people avoiding the warning. There was no warning. Thus, it was the fault of the sentinel, so that their blood was on his hands.

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