New Living Translation
I posted watchmen over you who said, 'Listen for the sound of the alarm.' But you replied, 'No! We won't pay attention!'
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:17 Trumpet - The voice of his prophet, intimating his loud crying upon the account of eminent danger.
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This message came to me concerning Edom: Someone from Edom keeps calling to me, "Watchman, how much longer until morning? When will the night be over?"
"Shout with the voice of a trumpet blast. Shout aloud! Don't be timid. Tell my people Israel of their sins!
O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen on your walls; they will pray day and night, continually. Take no rest, all you who pray to the LORD.
"Therefore, listen to this, all you nations. Take note of my people's situation.
Say to them, 'This is the nation whose people will not obey the LORD their God and who refuse to be taught. Truth has vanished from among them; it is no longer heard on their lips.
"Again and again the LORD has sent you his servants, the prophets, but you have not listened or even paid attention.
"Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman for Israel. Whenever you receive a message from me, warn people immediately.
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