7 So you, mortal,A I have made a sentinelB for the houseC of Israel;D whenever you hearE a wordF from my mouth, you shall give them warningG from me.
8 If I say to the wicked,H “O wicked ones, you shall surely die,”I and you do not speakJ to warn the wicked to turn from their ways,K
the wicked shall die in their iniquity,L but their bloodM I will requireN at your hand.O
9 But if you warn the wicked to turnP from their ways, and they do not turn from their ways, the wicked shall die in their iniquity, but you will have savedQ your life.R
10 Now you, mortal, say to the house of Israel, Thus you have said: “Our transgressionsS and our sinsT weigh upon us, and we waste awayU because of them; how then can we live?”V
11 Say to them, As I live,W saysX the LordY God,Z I have no pleasureAA in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from their ways and live; turn back, turn back from your evilBB ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?
Image credit: “Prophets from the Ferapontov Monastery – Prophets Aaron, Gideon, and Ezekiel” from the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin, circa 1502.