Ezekiel 18:26

“When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousnesse, & committeth iniquitie, and dieth in them; for his iniquitie that he hath done, shall he die.”

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When a righteous [man] turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.
- King James Version

"When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity and dies because of it, for his iniquity which he has committed he will die.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When the righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth therein; in his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When the upright man, turning away from his righteousness, does evil, death will overtake him; in the evil which he has done death will overtake him.
- Basic English Bible

When the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and practiseth what is wrong, and dieth for it; in his wrong that he hath done shall he die.
- Darby Bible

When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.
- Webster's Bible

When the righteous man turns away from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and dies therein; in his iniquity that he has done shall he die.
- World English Bible

In the turning back of the righteous from his righteousness, And he hath done perversity, And he is dying by them, for his perversity That he hath done he dieth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

When the righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall die therefor; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Ezekiel 18

  • A disciple
    In this Chapter it is obvious that man is responsible for his own ways before God. Also that God gives us years of life and opportunities and the power to choose the good and avoid the evil, shows His understanding and mercy upon our childish minds and selfishness, allowing space to consider and repent. We are made to be good and righteous, and the commandment is to prepare us for giving account.
  • Tammy
    When you are employed to sin your pay check is death. The soul that sinneth shall surely die, not maybey, will die whatsoever a man sow he shall reap.Whether it's sin or righteousness Romans says shall we continue in sin that grace may abound, God said no, but if you sow unto righteousness ye shall live, Jesus said blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
  • Evangelist Andrew Kely
    God and Father of Jesus never changes, Ezekiel 18:4"The soul the sinneth it shall die" Romans 6:23 The wages of sin is death," ((hell fire and brimstone)) it pays to serve the devil it pays to sin your wage or payment is called death. All sin is of the devil period 1st John 3:8 no such scripture as "He that commith sin is of God" all sinners will burn Rev 21:8 unless they get righteous.
  • BSP
    Verse 2: The Israelites were blaming the suffering that they were dealing with on their forefathers actions. The Israelites were doing wicked things and were suffering as a result, but they refused to take responsibility for their actions.
  • Brianna vs. 32
    Though it seems we are waiting a long time for God to act, vs. 32 shows us that Jehovah God's patience is out of love. He takes no pleasure in having to exercise justice and destroy the wicked. He wants us all to take time to come to know him an live our lives according to his will so that we can live. Truly, God is Love.
  • Anne
    This scripture indicates that each person is accountable for himself/herself and must come to know God for himself/herself. Therefore no one is to blame for the life we live. We will all be judged according to our decision on whether or not we accept Christ as our Saviour and live our life according to His laws.

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