New American Standard Bible
"And I set watchmen over you, saying, 'Listen to the sound of the trumpet!' But they 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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Watchmen - The prophets Isaiah 52:8.
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George Whitefield, evangelist and leader of Calvinistic Methodists, who has been called the Demosthenes of the pulpit, was born at Gloucester, England, in 1714. He was an impassioned pulpit orator of the popular type, and his power over immense congregations was largely due to his histrionic talent and his exquisitely modulated voice, which has been described as "an organ, a flute, a harp, all in one," and which at times became stentorian. He had a most expressive face, and altho he squinted, in …
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The oracle concerning Edom. One keeps calling to me from Seir, "Watchman, how far gone is the night? Watchman, how far gone is the night?"
"Cry loudly, do not hold back; Raise your voice like a trumpet, And declare to My people their transgression And to the house of Jacob their sins.
On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; All day and all night they will never keep silent. You who remind the LORD, take no rest for yourselves;
"Therefore hear, O nations, And know, O congregation, what is among them.
"You shall say to them, 'This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God or accept correction; truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.
"And the LORD has sent to you all His servants the prophets again and again, but you have not listened nor inclined your ear to hear,
"Son of man, I have appointed you a watchman to the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My mouth, warn them from Me.
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