Ezekiel 14:20

“Though Noah, Daniel and Iob were in it, as I liue, saith the Lord God, they shal deliuer neither son nor daughter: they shall but deliuer their owne soules by their righteousnes.”

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Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, [were] in it, [as] I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall [but] deliver their own souls by their righteousness.
- King James Version

even {though} Noah, Daniel and Job were in its midst, as I live, declares the Lord GOD, "they could not deliver either {their} son or {their} daughter. They would deliver only themselves by their righteousness.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Lord Jehovah, they should deliver neither son nor daughter; they should but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, by my life, says the Lord, they would not keep son or daughter safe; only themselves would they keep safe through their righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

and Noah, Daniel, and Job should be in it, [as] I live, saith the Lord Jehovah, they should deliver neither son nor daughter: they should [but] deliver their own souls by their righteousness.
- Darby Bible

Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall deliver their own souls only by their righteousness.
- Webster's Bible

though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, says the Lord Yahweh, they should deliver neither son nor daughter; they should but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.
- World English Bible

and Noah, Daniel, and Job, in its midst: I live -- an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah -- neither son nor daughter do they deliver; they, by their righteousness, deliver their own soul.
- Youngs Literal Bible

though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Ezekiel 14

  • AMS
    Lev.26:40-42 If they shall confess their iniquity...with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me; And that I also have walked contrary unto them...if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:
    Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob. Salvation- A circumcised heart. Romans2:28-29
  • Shumani Joyce Ndou
    We will be judge buy our wrong doing , as God he doesn't want to see us worship the Idols and consult the false prophet. want we have to do we need serve God in truth and in spirit lets trust God with everything we do he will help us Amen.
  • Brigida Solis
    Ezekiel 14:14 we are responsible for our own sins we will be judged for our own sins however we must continue to profess and preach the salvation of our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST to family ,friends and foe! Praise GOD
  • BSP
    Verse 14~Daniel was a young man when he was mentioned here with faithful men like Noah and Job. This shows that he developed a pattern of faithful service to Jehovah God and one is never to young to develop a personal relationship with God.
  • BSP
    Verse 16: Family relationships will not decide whether one will be spared and live through Jehovah's day. Each must personally build a relationship with Jehovah God.
  • A disciple
    Steve; I have been reading these again recently also. Its hard to put into words just how to aptly express; but this is the pronouncement of doom that will mean wailing and gnashing of teeth for this kind of people here spoken of. This conclusion of God to forsake them, comes from Him whose understanding is higher than there is any number to measure it; and has found that there is no remedy.

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