Bible verses about "watchman" | LITV

Nehemiah 7:3

3 And I said to them, Do not let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot. And while they are standing, let them shut and bar the doors. And make stand guards from the people of Jerusalem, each one in his watch, and each one to be across from his house.

Isaiah 21:11-12

11 The burden of Dumah: He calls to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night? 12 The watchman says, The morning comes, and also night. If you would inquire, inquire. Come! Return!

Song of Songs 3:3

3 The watchmen going about in the city found me. I said, Have you seen Him my soul loves?

Proverbs 8:34

34 Blessed is the man listening to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

Ezekiel 33:1-9

1 And the word of Jehovah was to me, saying, 2 Son of man, speak to the sons of your people and say to them: When I bring the sword on it, on a land, and take one man from the people of the land, their borders, and set him for a watchman to them, 3 and when he sees the sword coming on the land, and he blows the ram's horn and warns the people, 4 and the hearer hears the sound of the ram's horn and takes no warning, and the sword comes and takes him; his blood shall be on his own head. 5 He heard the sound of the ram's horn and took no warning; his blood shall be on himself. But he who took warning, he shall deliver his soul. 6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the ram's horn, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes a soul from them, he is taken in his iniquity. But I will require his blood from the watchman's hand. 7 And you, son of man, I have set you as a watchman to the house of Israel. And you shall hear the word from My mouth and warn them from Me. 8 When I say to the wicked, O wicked one, surely you shall die! And you do not speak to warn the wicked one from his way, that wicked one shall die in his iniquity, but I will require his blood from your hand. 9 But you, if you warn the wicked from his way, to turn from it, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.

Ezekiel 34:1-31

1 And the word of Jehovah was to me, saying, 2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel. Prophesy and say to them, to the shepherds, So says the Lord Jehovah: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who are feeding themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flock? 3 You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool, you sacrifice the fat ones, and you do not feed the flock. 4 You have not made the weak strong; and you have not healed the sick, and you have not bound up the broken. And the banished have not been brought back, and you have not sought the lost, but you rule them with force and with harshness. 5 And they were scattered for lack of a shepherd. And they became food to all the beasts of the field when they were scattered. 6 My sheep strayed through all the mountains and on every high hill. And My sheep were scattered on all the face of the earth, and none searched, and none sought for them . 7 For this reason, shepherds, hear the word of Jehovah: 8 As I live, declares the Lord Jehovah, surely because My sheep became a prey, and My sheep became food for all the beasts of the field, from not having a shepherd, and because My shepherds did not search for My sheep, but the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed the flock, 9 so, O shepherds, hear the word of Jehovah: 10 So says the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require My sheep from their hand and cause them to cease from pasturing the sheep. And the shepherds shall no longer feed themselves, for I will deliver My sheep from their mouth, and they will not be food to devour. 11 For so says the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I Myself will search for My sheep, and seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeks his flock in the day that he is among his scattered sheep, so I will seek out My sheep and will deliver them from all the places where they were scattered in a day of cloud and thick cloud. 13 And I will bring them out from the peoples, and gather them from the lands, and I will bring them to their land and feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the ravines, and in all the dwelling places of the land. 14 I, even I, will feed them in a good pasture, and on the high mountains of Israel their fold shall be. They shall lie there in a good fold, and they shall feed in a fat pasture, all the mountains of Israel. 15 I will feed My sheep, and I will make them lie down, declares the Lord Jehovah. 16 I will seek the lost, and I will return the banished. And I will bind up the broken, and I will make the weak strong. But I will destroy the fat and the strong, I will feed them with judgment. 17 And you, My flock, so says the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I judge between lamb and lamb, between rams and he goats. 18 Is it a small thing to you to have fed on the good pasture, but you must trample the rest of your pastures with your feet? And have you drunk of the clear waters, but the rest you must foul with your feet? 19 And My sheep, what your feet have trampled, they must feed on, and they drink what your feet have fouled. 20 So the Lord Jehovah says this to them: Behold, I, even I, will even judge between the fat lamb and the lean lamb. 21 Because you have thrust with side and with shoulder, and have pushed all the weak with your horns until you have scattered them to the outside. 22 I also will save My flock, and they shall no longer be for a prey. And I will judge between lamb and lamb. 23 And I will raise up over them one Shepherd. And He shall feed them. My servant David, He shall feed them, and He shall be their Shepherd. 24 And I, Jehovah, will be their God, and My servant David shall be a ruler among them. I, Jehovah, have spoken. 25 And I will cut a covenant of peace with them and make evil beasts cease out of the land. And they shall live in the wilderness securely and sleep in the forests. 26 And I will make them and the places around My hill a blessing. And I will bring down the shower in its season, there shall be showers of blessing. 27 And the tree of the field shall yield its fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase. And they shall be securely on their land. And they shall know that I am Jehovah when I have broken the staffs of their yoke, and have rescued them from the hand of those who enslaved them. 28 And they shall not any more be a prey to the nations, and the beast of the land shall not eat them. But they shall live securely, and no one shall terrify them . 29 And I will raise up for them a noted planting place, and they shall not any more be of those gathered by famine in the land. And they shall not any more bear the shame of the nations. 30 And they shall know that I, Jehovah their God, am with them, and they are My people, the house of Israel, declares the Lord Jehovah. 31 And you, My sheep, the sheep of My pasture, you are men. I am your God, declares the Lord Jehovah.

Hebrews 13:17

17 Yield to those taking the lead of you, and submit, for they watch for your souls, giving an account, that they may do this with joy, and not with groaning; for this would be no profit to you.

Nehemiah 4:9

9 But we made our prayer to our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

Isaiah 21:5-12

5 Prepare the table; watch in the watchtower; eat, drink; rise up, rulers, and anoint the shield. 6 For so the Lord has said to me: Go, set a watchman; he will declare what he sees. 7 And he sees a chariot, a couple of horsemen; a chariot of an ass; a chariot of a camel; and let him bow attentively, very attentively. 8 And he cried, A lion! My lord, I always stand on my watchtower by day; and I am stationed at my post all the nights. 9 And, behold, here comes a chariot of a man, a pair of horses. And he answered and said, Babylon has fallen, has fallen! And He has smashed the cut images of her gods to the earth. 10 Oh my threshing, and the grain of my floor! That which I have heard of Jehovah of Hosts, the God of Israel, I have told to you. 11 The burden of Dumah: He calls to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night? 12 The watchman says, The morning comes, and also night. If you would inquire, inquire. Come! Return!

Jeremiah 31:6

6 For there shall be a day when the watchmen on Ephraim's hills shall call out, Arise and let us go up to Zion, to Jehovah our God.

Ezekiel 33:3-6

3 and when he sees the sword coming on the land, and he blows the ram's horn and warns the people, 4 and the hearer hears the sound of the ram's horn and takes no warning, and the sword comes and takes him; his blood shall be on his own head. 5 He heard the sound of the ram's horn and took no warning; his blood shall be on himself. But he who took warning, he shall deliver his soul. 6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the ram's horn, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes a soul from them, he is taken in his iniquity. But I will require his blood from the watchman's hand.

Isaiah 52:8

8 The voice of your watchmen, they lift the voice together, they sing aloud. For they shall see eye to eye when Jehovah brings back Zion.

Jeremiah 51:12

12 Set up the banner to Babylon's walls, make the watch strong; set up the watches, prepare the ambushes. For Jehovah has both planned and has done that which He spoke against the people of Babylon.

Habakkuk 2:1-20

1 I will stand on my guard and set myself on the tower, and watch to see what He will say against me, and what I shall return on my rebuke. 2 And Jehovah answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it on the tablets, that he who reads it may run. 3 For the vision is still for the appointed time, but it breathes to the end, and it does not lie. Though it delays, wait for it, because it will surely come; it will not tarry. 4 Behold, the soul of him is puffed up and is not upright; but the just shall live by his faith. 5 And also, wine indeed betrays a proud man, and he is not content; who widens his soul like Sheol. And he is like death, and is not satisfied, but gathers all the nations to himself, and collects all the peoples to himself. 6 Shall not all of these lift up a parable against him. and a mocking riddle to him, and say, Woe to him who increases what is not his! How long, then, shall he load the pledges on himself? 7 Shall not those who strike you rise up suddenly, and those who shake you be aroused, and you become a prize to him? 8 Because you have plundered many nations, all the rest of the people shall plunder you, because of the blood of men and the violence of the land, and the city, and all those dwelling in it. 9 Woe to him who robs evil booty for his house, to set his nest on high, to be delivered from the hand of evil! 10 You have advised shame for your house, to make an end of many peoples, and are sinning in your soul. 11 For the stone shall cry out from the wall, and the beam shall answer it from the wood. 12 Woe to him who builds a town with blood and establishes a city by iniquity! 13 Behold, is it not for Jehovah of hosts that the people labor only for fire? Yea, nations weary themselves only for vanity. 14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of Jehovah, as the waters cover the sea. 15 Woe to him who causes his friend to drink, pouring out your wineskin, and also making him drunk, so as to look upon their nakedness! 16 You are filled with shame instead of glory; you drink also, and will be seen as uncircumcised. The cup of the right hand of Jehovah shall turn on you, and disgrace shall be your glory. 17 For the violence of Lebanon shall cover you, and the ruin of beasts shall terrify them because of the blood of men and the violence of the land, the city, and all those dwelling in it. 18 What does an image profit, for its maker has carved it; a molten image, and a teacher of falsehood? For does the maker trust in his work on it, to make mute idols? 19 Woe to him who says to the wood, Awake! To a mute stone, Rise up, it shall teach! Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, but no breath is in its midst. 20 But Jehovah is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him.

Isaiah 62:6

6 I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem. All the day and all the night they shall not always be silent; you who remember Jehovah, do not let a pause be to you.

Ezekiel 3:17

17 Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. And hear the word of My mouth, and warn them from Me.

Ezekiel 33:6

6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the ram's horn, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes a soul from them, he is taken in his iniquity. But I will require his blood from the watchman's hand.

Ezekiel 33:1-33

1 And the word of Jehovah was to me, saying, 2 Son of man, speak to the sons of your people and say to them: When I bring the sword on it, on a land, and take one man from the people of the land, their borders, and set him for a watchman to them, 3 and when he sees the sword coming on the land, and he blows the ram's horn and warns the people, 4 and the hearer hears the sound of the ram's horn and takes no warning, and the sword comes and takes him; his blood shall be on his own head. 5 He heard the sound of the ram's horn and took no warning; his blood shall be on himself. But he who took warning, he shall deliver his soul. 6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the ram's horn, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes a soul from them, he is taken in his iniquity. But I will require his blood from the watchman's hand. 7 And you, son of man, I have set you as a watchman to the house of Israel. And you shall hear the word from My mouth and warn them from Me. 8 When I say to the wicked, O wicked one, surely you shall die! And you do not speak to warn the wicked one from his way, that wicked one shall die in his iniquity, but I will require his blood from your hand. 9 But you, if you warn the wicked from his way, to turn from it, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul. 10 And you, son of man, say to the house of Israel, This you have spoken, saying, Surely our transgressions and our sins are on us, and we are rotting in them, even then shall we live? 11 Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord Jehovah, I do not have pleasure in the death of the wicked, except in the wicked turning from his way, and so to live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! For why will you die, O house of Israel? 12 And you, son of man, say to the sons of your people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his trespass. And the evil of the evil, in the day he turns from his wickedness, he shall not fall by it. And the righteous shall not be able to live by it in the day he sins. 13 Though I say to the righteous, He shall surely live, yet he trusts in his own righteousness and commits iniquity, all his righteousness shall not be remembered; but he shall die for his iniquity which he has done. 14 And though I say to the wicked, You shall surely die; if he turns from his sin and does justice and righteousness, 15 if the wicked returns the pledge, he repays the thing stolen, he walks in the statutes of life, not doing iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 16 All his sins which he has sinned shall not be remembered to him; he has done justice and righteousness, he shall surely live. 17 Yet the sons of your people say, The way of the Lord is not fair. But they, even their way is not fair. 18 When the righteous turns from his righteousness and does iniquity, he shall even die by them. 19 But if the wicked turns from his wickedness, and does justice and righteousness, he shall live by them. 20 Yet you say, The way of the Lord is not fair. I shall judge you, each man by his ways, O house of Israel. 21 And it happened in the twelfth year, in the tenth month, on the fifth of the month of our exile, one who escaped out of Jerusalem came to me, saying, The city has been stricken. 22 And the hand of Jehovah was on me in the evening before the escaped one came. And He had opened my mouth until that one came in the morning. And my mouth was opened, and I was no longer dumb. 23 And the word of Jehovah was to me, saying, 24 Son of man, the inhabitants of ruins are speaking, these in the land of Israel, saying, Abraham was one, and he possessed the land; but we are many, the land is given to us for a possession. 25 So say to them, So says the Lord Jehovah: You eat on the blood, and you lift your eyes up to your idols, and you shed blood. And shall you possess the land? 26 You stand on your sword, and you each do abominations, defiling his neighbor's wife. And shall you possess the land? 27 Say this to them, So says the Lord Jehovah: As I live, surely those in the ruins shall fall by the sword, and I will give the one who is on the face of the field to the beasts to be eaten, and those in the forts and in the caves shall die by the plague. 28 For I shall make the land desolate and a waste, and the pride of her strength shall cease. And the heights of Israel shall be a waste that none will go through. 29 And they shall know that I am Jehovah, when I have made the land desolate and a waste because of all their abominations which they have done. 30 And you, son of man, the sons of your people are talking about you beside the walls, and in the doors of the houses. And one speaks to another, each man with his brother, saying, Come now and hear what the word coming from Jehovah is. 31 And they come to you as people come, and they sit before you as My people. And they hear your words, but they do not do them. For they produce much love with their mouth, but their heart goes after their unjust gain. 32 And, behold, you are to them as a singer of love songs with a beautiful voice, and playing well on an instrument. For they hear your words, but they are not doing them. 33 So when it comes (behold, it is coming!), then they will know that a prophet has been in their midst.

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