Ezekiel 18:4

“Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, all soules are mine, as the soule of the father, so also the soule of the sonne is mine: the soule that sinneth, it shall die.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine. The soul who sins will die.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so the soul of the son is mine: death will be the fate of the sinner's soul.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, all the souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
- Darby Bible

Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins, he shall die.
- World English Bible

Lo, all the souls are Mine, As the soul of the father, So also the soul of the son -- they are Mine, The soul that is sinning -- it doth die.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, all souls are Mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is Mine; the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 18:4


18:4 Behold - There can be no colour of partial judgment in the proceedings of God, who is equally God to all. All souls - All persons. The soul - The person, whether father or son, shall die, shall bear his own punishment.


Discussion for Ezekiel 18:4

  • Terry lamb for verse 4
    If the soul dies why is there judgment as defined in the Book of Revelations. Why are all who are judged to be with devil and his angels for eternity cast into the lake of fire?
  • This verse shows that we are souls and that the soul does die. There is no immortal soul as so many various religions teach.
  • Nwagwu Justice for verse 4
    A wise disciple of christ.

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