Ezekiel 18:27
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New International Version
But if a wicked person turns away from the wickedness they have committed and does what is just and right, they will save their life.

New Living Translation
And if wicked people turn from their wickedness, obey the law, and do what is just and right, they will save their lives.

English Standard Version
Again, when a wicked person turns away from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he shall save his life.

New American Standard Bible
"Again, when a wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and practices justice and righteousness, he will save his life.

King James Bible
Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if a wicked person turns from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will preserve his life.

International Standard Version
When a wicked person quits his wicked behavior and does what's just and right, he'll be enabled to live.

NET Bible
When a wicked person turns from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will preserve his life.

New Heart English Bible
Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When a wicked person turns away from the wicked things that he has done and does what is fair and right, he will live.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

New American Standard 1977
“Again, when a wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and practices justice and righteousness, he will save his life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Again, when the wicked man leaves his wickedness that he has committed and lives according to judgment and righteousness, he shall cause his soul to live.

King James 2000 Bible
Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

American King James Version
Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

American Standard Version
Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the wicked turneth himself away from his wickedness, which he hath wrought, and doeth judgment, and justice: he shall save his soul alive.

Darby Bible Translation
And when the wicked turneth from his wickedness which he hath committed, and doeth judgment and justice, he shall keep his soul alive.

English Revised Version
Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

Webster's Bible Translation
Again, when a wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

World English Bible
Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

Young's Literal Translation
And in the turning back of the wicked From his wickedness that he hath done, And he doth judgment and righteousness, He his soul doth keep alive.
Study Bible
The Soul who Sins will Die
26"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. 27"Again, when a wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and practices justice and righteousness, he will save his life. 28"Because he considered and turned away from all his transgressions which he had committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die.…
Cross References
Isaiah 1:18
"Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.

Isaiah 55:7
Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.

Ezekiel 13:22
"Because you disheartened the righteous with falsehood when I did not cause him grief, but have encouraged the wicked not to turn from his wicked way and preserve his life,

Ezekiel 18:21
"But if the wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed and observes all My statutes and practices justice and righteousness, he shall surely live; he shall not die.

Ezekiel 18:26
"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.

Ezekiel 18:28
"Because he considered and turned away from all his transgressions which he had committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die.

Ezekiel 33:14
"But when I say to the wicked, 'You will surely die,' and he turns from his sin and practices justice and righteousness,
Treasury of Scripture

Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

when

Ezekiel 18:21 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he has committed, …

Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, said the LORD: though your …

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: …

Matthew 9:13 But go you and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not …

Matthew 21:28-32 But what think you? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the …

Acts 3:19 Repent you therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out…

Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward …

Acts 26:20 But showed first to them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout …

he shall

Ezekiel 33:5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood …

Acts 2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save …

1 Timothy 4:16 Take heed to yourself, and to the doctrine; continue in them: for …

(27) Shall save his soul alive.--This does not mean that any man can by his own power save himself, for that question is not here in view at all, but that the consequence of a certain course of conduct will be his salvation, and that the adoption of that course is within the man's own choice.

Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed,.... Repents of his sins, and forsakes the vicious course of life he has lived:

and doeth that which is lawful and right; or "judgment" and "righteousness" (n); that which is agreeable to the law and will of God, and is just and right between man and man:

he shall save his soul alive; from famine, pestilence, the sword, or captivity; he shall be preserved, and not be involved in calamities and distress: or, "shall quicken his own soul" (o); which, in a spiritual sense, is only done by the Spirit and grace of God, and not by man himself; nor is the enjoyment of eternal life by the works of men, but through the grace of God, and righteousness of Christ.

(n) "judicium et justitiam", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, Calvin, Cocceius. (o) "animam suam vivificabit", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, Calvin; "vivificat", Cocceius. 27. he shall save his soul—that is, he shall have it saved upon his repentance.18:21-29 The wicked man would be saved, if he turned from his evil ways. The true penitent is a true believer. None of his former transgressions shall be mentioned unto him, but in the righteousness which he has done, as the fruit of faith and the effect of conversion, he shall surely live. The question is not whether the truly righteous ever become apostates. It is certain that many who for a time were thought to be righteous, do so, while ver. 26,27 speaks the fulness of pardoning mercy: when sin is forgiven, it is blotted out, it is remembered no more. In their righteousness they shall live; not for their righteousness, as if that were an atonement for their sins, but in their righteousness, which is one of the blessings purchased by the Mediator. What encouragement a repenting, returning sinner has to hope for pardon and life according to this promise! In verse 28 is the beginning and progress of repentance. True believers watch and pray, and continue to the end, and they are saved. In all our disputes with God, he is in the right, and we are in the wrong.
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