Ezekiel 18:23

“Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Haue I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die, saith the Lord God ? And not that he should returne from his wayes, and liue?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord GOD, "rather than that he should turn from his ways and live?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked? saith the Lord Jehovah; and not rather that he should return from his way, and live?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have I any pleasure in the death of the evil-doer? says the Lord: am I not pleased if he is turned from his way so that he may have life?
- Basic English Bible

Have I any pleasure at all in the death of the wicked? saith the Lord Jehovah; is it not in his turning from his way, that he may live?
- Darby Bible

Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?
- Webster's Bible

Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked? says the Lord Yahweh; and not rather that he should return from his way, and live?
- World English Bible

Do I at all desire the death of the wicked? An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, Is it not in his turning back from his way -- And he hath lived?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD; and not rather that he should return from his ways, and live?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Ezekiel 18:23

  • Brianna for verse 23
    Many people paint Jehovah God as cruel, setting us up to fail in life to receive everlasting punishment. This scripture states the contrary. He doesn 't take delight in the death of a wicked person. He prefers that someone practices what is right, and continues on living. This shows that GOD IS LOVE.

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