The Watchman's Duty  


And the word of
יהוה came to me, saying,  
“Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and you shall say to them,
‘When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land shall take a man from their borders and shall make him their watchman,  
and he sees the sword coming upon the land, and shall blow the ram’s horn and shall warn the people,  
then whoever shall hear the sound of the ram’s horn and shall not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood is on his own head.  
‘He heard the sound of the ram’s horn, but he did not take warning, his blood is on himself.
But he who takes warning shall deliver his being.  
‘But if the watchman sees the sword coming and shall not blow the ram’s horn, and the people shall not be warned, and the sword comes and takes any being from among them,
he is taken away in his crookedness, and his blood I require at the watchman’s hand.’  

“And you, son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Yisra’ĕl.
And you shall hear a word from
MY mouth and you shall warn them for ME.
(Ezekiel 33: 1-7)