Ezekiel 18:3

“As I liue, saith the Lord God, yee shall not haue occasion any more to vse this prouerbe in Israel.”

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Other Translations

[As] I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not have [occasion] any more to use this proverb in Israel.
- King James Version

"As I live, declares the Lord GOD, "you are surely not going to use this proverb in Israel anymore."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

As I live, saith the Lord Jehovah, ye shall not have `occasion' any more to use this proverb in Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

By my life, says the Lord, you will no longer have this saying in Israel.
- Basic English Bible

[As] I live, saith the Lord Jehovah, ye shall not have any more to use this proverb in Israel.
- Darby Bible

As I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.
- Webster's Bible

As I live, says the Lord Yahweh, you shall not have [occasion] any more to use this proverb in Israel.
- World English Bible

I live -- an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, Ye have no more the use of this simile in Israel.
- Youngs Literal Bible

As I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.
- 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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