Their work is to watch over your souls, represents a wicked, and deadly mistranslation. Yahweh alone, guards and Saves our Souls from destruction (Psa 35:9, 40:14, 49:15, Isa 61:10, Jer 20:13, Mat 10:28).
Psa 30:3 Yahweh, thou will raise up my soul from the grave: thou will keep me alive, that I should not go down to the pit
Heb 13:17 NLT Obey your spiritual leaders, and do what they say. Their work is to watch over your souls, and they are accountable to God…
Heb 13:17 KJV Obey <G3982> them that have the rule <G2233> over you <G5216>, and <G2532> submit <G5226> yourselves <G5216>: for <G1063> they <G846> watch <G69> for <G5228> your <G5216> <G5216> souls <G5590>
Obey (who) governs you, also submit yourselves for He watches over your soul…(Heb 13:17).
Those who are misled into following or obeying men are in grave danger (Pun intended),
2 Tim 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know who I believe in and obey, that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day
Obey the one who governs you that also is able to keep you until the end.
2 Cor 1:9-10 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in Yahweh which raises the dead
We should not trust in ourselves, or in others. Our faith, trust, hope and belief must be in Yahweh.
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore unto Yahweh, resist the devil, and he will flee from you
Our submission should only be unto Messiah the Savior who is the very image of Yahweh.