For thus has the LORD said to me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he sees.
Treasury of Scripture
Isaiah 62:6 I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: you that make mention of the LORD...
2 Kings 9:17-20 And there stood a watchman on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a company...
Jeremiah 51:12,13 Set up the standard on the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes...
Ezekiel 3:17 Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
Ezekiel 33:2-7 Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them, When I bring the sword on a land...
Habakkuk 2:1,2 I will stand on my watch, and set me on the tower, and will watch to see what he will say to me...
ContextBabylon is Fallen
1The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it comes from the desert, from a terrible land. 2A grievous vision is declared to me; the treacherous dealer deals treacherously, and the spoiler spoils. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease. 3Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold on me, as the pangs of a woman that travails: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it. 4My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure has he turned into fear to me. 5Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, you princes, and anoint the shield. 6For thus has the LORD said to me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he sees. 7And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he listened diligently with much heed: 8And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually on the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights: 9And, behold, here comes a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he has broken to the ground. 10O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared to you.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman: let him declare what he seeth:
For thus hath the Lord said to me: Go, and set a watchman: and whatsoever he shall see, let him tell.
Darby Bible Translation
For thus hath the Lord said unto me: Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.
King James Bible
For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.
Young's Literal Translation
For thus said the Lord unto me: 'Go, station the watchman, That which he seeth let him declare.'