New International Version
I appointed watchmen over you and said, 'Listen to the sound of the trumpet!' But you said, 'We will not listen.'
King James Bible
Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.
Darby Bible Translation
Also I have set watchmen over you: -- Hearken ye to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.
World English Bible
I set watchmen over you, saying, 'Listen to the sound of the trumpet!' But they said, 'We will not listen!'
Young's Literal Translation
And I have raised up for you watchmen, Attend ye to the voice of the trumpet. And they say, 'We do not attend.'
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I set watchmen - I have sent prophets to warn you.
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A prophecy against Dumah: Someone calls to me from Seir, "Watchman, what is left of the night? Watchman, what is left of the night?"
"Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the descendants of Jacob their sins.
I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the LORD, give yourselves no rest,
Therefore hear, you nations; you who are witnesses, observe what will happen to them.
Therefore say to them, 'This is the nation that has not obeyed the LORD its God or responded to correction. Truth has perished; it has vanished from their lips.
And though the LORD has sent all his servants the prophets to you again and again, you have not listened or paid any attention.
"Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.
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