Day 653

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

Day 653

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

English Standard Version (ESV)


Ezekiel 33:1-9

33:1 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, speak to your people and say to them, If I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from among them, and make him their watchman, and if he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows the trumpet and warns the people, then if anyone who hears the sound of the trumpet does not take warning, and the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet and did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But if he had taken warning, he would have saved his life. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman's hand.

“So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, that person shall die in his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.

Proverbs 29

29:1 He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck,
will suddenly be broken beyond healing.
When the righteous increase, the people rejoice,
but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
He who loves wisdom makes his father glad,
but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
By justice a king builds up the land,
but he who exacts gifts tears it down.
A man who flatters his neighbor
spreads a net for his feet.
An evil man is ensnared in his transgression,
but a righteous man sings and rejoices.
A righteous man knows the rights of the poor;
a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.
Scoffers set a city aflame,
but the wise turn away wrath.
If a wise man has an argument with a fool,
the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.
10 Bloodthirsty men hate one who is blameless
and seek the life of the upright.
11 A fool gives full vent to his spirit,
but a wise man quietly holds it back.
12 If a ruler listens to falsehood,
all his officials will be wicked.
13 The poor man and the oppressor meet together;
the Lord gives light to the eyes of both.
14 If a king faithfully judges the poor,
his throne will be established forever.
15 The rod and reproof give wisdom,
but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
16 When the wicked increase, transgression increases,
but the righteous will look upon their downfall.
17 Discipline your son, and he will give you rest;
he will give delight to your heart.
18 Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint,
but blessed is he who keeps the law.
19 By mere words a servant is not disciplined,
for though he understands, he will not respond.
20 Do you see a man who is hasty in his words?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.
21 Whoever pampers his servant from childhood
will in the end find him his heir.
22 A man of wrath stirs up strife,
and one given to anger causes much transgression.
23 One's pride will bring him low,
but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.
24 The partner of a thief hates his own life;
he hears the curse, but discloses nothing.
25 The fear of man lays a snare,
but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.
26 Many seek the face of a ruler,
but it is from the Lord that a man gets justice.
27 An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous,
but one whose way is straight is an abomination to the wicked.


King James Version (KJV)


Ezekiel 33:1-9

1Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,2Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:3If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;4Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.5He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.6But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.7So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.8When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.9Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

Proverbs 29:1-27

1He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.2When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.3Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.4The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.5A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.6In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.7The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.8Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.9If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.10The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.11A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.12If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.13The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.14The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.15The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.16When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.17Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.18Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.19A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.20Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.21He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.22An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.23A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.24Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.25The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.26Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.27An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.


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Study Journal Questions
  1. What responsibilities does God place upon a watchman?
  2. Who has God made you a watchman over?
  3. Why is it important that people have a vision?
  4. Why is discipline important and needed?
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