Ezekiel 18:13

“Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hath giuen foorth vpon vsurie, and hath taken encrease: shall he then liue? hee shall not liue: hee hath done all these abominations, hee shall surely die, his blood shalbe vpon him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

he lends {money} on interest and takes increase; will he live? He will not live! He has committed all these abominations, he will surely be put to death; his blood will be on his own head.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

hath given forth upon interest, and hath taken increase; shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And has given out his money at interest and taken great profits: he will certainly not go on living: he has done all these disgusting things: death will certainly be his fate; his blood will be on him.
- Basic English Bible

given forth upon usury, and taken increase; shall he then live? He shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall certainly die; his blood shall be upon him.
- Darby Bible

Hath given forth upon interest, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him.
- Webster's Bible

has given forth on interest, and has taken increase; shall he then live? he shall not live: he has done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be on him.
- World English Bible

In usury he hath given, and increase taken, And he liveth: he doth not live, All these abominations he hath done, He doth surely die, his blood is on him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

hath given forth upon interest, and hath taken increase; shall he then live? he shall not live--he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely be put to death, his blood shall be upon him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 18:13


18:13 His blood - Heb. 'Tis plural, bloods; both the blood of the innocent which he murdered, and his own blood which thereby he forfeited; the blood of his own soul and life: that is the whole blame of his misery in time and eternity, shall lie upon himself.


Discussion for Ezekiel 18

  • 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.
  • Kellie bean
    all in all no matters what we do every man has to deal with their own conseqeunces n we still serve a God n action
  • Lynn
    Vikki, It is true, scripture speaks for itself. Man's opinion means nothing. Understand God's righteousness from our righteousness Romans 10:3-4
    3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

    4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
  • Allison G.
    God does not approve of those who take part in the abominations which are so prevalent in this fallen world. But, He makes sure to point out that our fallen state is not permanent, and urges us to repent. For if we repent, despite all the wrongdoings we have committed, we will be saved through His grace. Additionally, those that have followed His commandments are already saved.
  • John
    only when the time comes you take the mark and have to worship satan or die. worship God and die. even if you are saved at that time if you take the mark you will loose your salvation. but you would have to be left behind unsaved and then get saved and then take the mark and then you lost it. just can not take the mark at all ever. die saved and go to heaven

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