Ezekiel 18:32
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New International Version
For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent and live!

New Living Translation
I don't want you to die, says the Sovereign LORD. Turn back and live!

English Standard Version
For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord GOD; so turn, and live.”

New American Standard Bible
"For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies," declares the Lord GOD. "Therefore, repent and live."

King James Bible
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I take no pleasure in anyone's death." This is the declaration of the Lord GOD. "So repent and live!"

International Standard Version
I don't take pleasure in the death of anyone who dies," declares the LORD. "So repent, so you may live!"

NET Bible
For I take no delight in the death of anyone, declares the sovereign LORD. Repent and live!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I don't want anyone to die," declares the Almighty LORD. "Change the way you think and act!"

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I do not desire the death of him that dies, said the Lord GOD; therefore turn yourselves, and ye shall live.

King James 2000 Bible
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dies, says the Lord GOD: therefore turn yourselves, and live.

American King James Version
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dies, said the Lord GOD: why turn yourselves, and live you.

American Standard Version
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord Jehovah: wherefore turn yourselves, and live.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I desire not the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God, return ye and live.

Darby Bible Translation
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord Jehovah; therefore turn ye and live.

English Revised Version
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn ye, and live.

World English Bible
For I have no pleasure in the death of him who dies, says the Lord Yahweh: therefore turn yourselves, and live.

Young's Literal Translation
For I have no pleasure in the death of the dying, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, And turn ye back and live!
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

18:30-32 The Lord will judge each of the Israelites according to his ways. On this is grounded an exhortation to repent, and to make them a new heart and a new spirit. God does not command what cannot be done, but admonishes us to do what is in our power, and to pray for what is not. Ordinances and means are appointed, directions and promises are given, that those who desire this change may seek it from God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 32. - Turn yourselves, etc. As in Ezekiel 14:6, but there is no ground for the rendering of "turn others," suggested in the margin of the Authorized Version. So we close what we may rightly speak of as among the noblest of Ezekiel's utterances, that which makes him take his place side by side with the greatest of the prophets as a preacher of repentance and forgiveness. In the next chapter he returns to his parables of history after the fashion of those of ch. 17.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth,.... Which is not to be interpreted simply and absolutely, and with respect to all persons afflicted and punished by him; for he does take delight in the exercise of "judgment" and "righteousness", and "laughs" at the "calamity" of wicked men, Jeremiah 9:24; but comparatively, as in Hosea 5:6. The sense is, that he takes no pleasure in the afflictions, calamities, and captivity of men, which are meant by death here; but rather that they would repent and reform, and live in their own land, and enjoy the good things of it; which shows the mercy and compassion of God to sinners:

wherefore, he renews his exhortation,

turn yourselves, and live ye; or, "ye shall live" (r); I take no delight in your present deaths, your captivity; it would be more agreeable to me would you turn from your evil ways to the Lord your God, and behave according to the laws I have given you to walk by, and so live in your own land, in the quiet possession of your goods and estates.

(r) "et vivetis", Pagninus, Montanus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

32. (La 3:33; 2Pe 3:9). God is "slow to anger"; punishment is "His strange work" (Isa 28:21).

Ezekiel 18:32 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Soul who Sins will Die
31"Cast away from you all your transgressions which you have committed and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! For why will you die, O house of Israel? 32"For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies," declares the Lord GOD. "Therefore, repent and live."
Cross References
1 Timothy 2:4
who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

Job 37:23
The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress.

Isaiah 31:6
Return, you Israelites, to the One you have so greatly revolted against.

Ezekiel 18:23
Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?

Ezekiel 33:11
Say to them, 'As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?'
Treasury of Scripture

For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dies, said the Lord GOD: why turn yourselves, and live you.

I have

Ezekiel 18:23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? said the Lord …

Lamentations 3:33 For he does not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; …

yourselves. or, others

Ezekiel 18:30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according …

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