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Watchmen


1. Soldiers generally acted as. Mt 27:65,66.

2. Citizens sometimes acted as. Ne 7:3.

3. Were stationed

a. On watch towers. 2Ki 9:17; Isa 21:5.

b. On the walls of cities. Isa 62:6.

c. In the streets of cities. Ps 127:1.

d. Around the temple in Jerusalem on special occasions. 2Ki 11:6.

4. Paraded the streets at night to preserve order. Song 3:3; 5:7.

5. In time of danger

a. Increase in number. Jer 51:12.

b. Vigilant night and day. Ne 4:9; Isa 21:8.

c. Reported the approach of all strangers. 2Sa 18:24-27; 2Ki 9:18-20; Isa 21:6,7,9.

d. Sounded an alarm at the approach of enemies. Eze 33:2,3.

6. Vigilance of, vain without God’s protection. Ps 127:1.

7. Were relieved by turns. Ne 7:3.

8. Danger of sleeping on their posts, referred to. Mt 28:13,14.

9. Neglecting to give warning punished with death. Eze 33:6.

10. Often interrogated by passengers. Isa 21:11.

11. Illustrative

a. Of ministers. Isa 5:28; 62:6; Eze 3:17; Heb 13:17.

b. (Blind,) of careless ministers. Isa 56:10.

c. (Looking for the morning,) of anxious waiting for God. Ps 130:5,6.