Ezekiel 20:11
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New International Version
I gave them my decrees and made known to them my laws, by which the person who obeys them will live.

New Living Translation
There I gave them my decrees and regulations so they could find life by keeping them.

English Standard Version
I gave them my statutes and made known to them my rules, by which, if a person does them, he shall live.

New American Standard Bible
"I gave them My statutes and informed them of My ordinances, by which, if a man observes them, he will live.

King James Bible
And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I gave them My statutes and explained My ordinances to them--the person who does them will live by them.

International Standard Version
where I gave them my statutes and revealed my ordinances to them, which if a person observes, he'll live by them.

NET Bible
I gave them my statutes and revealed my regulations to them. The one who carries them out will live by them!

New Heart English Bible
I gave them my statutes, and showed them my ordinances, which if a man does, he shall live in them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I gave them my laws and made my rules known to them. If people obey them they will live.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I gave them My statutes, and taught them Mine ordinances, which if a man do, he shall live by them.

New American Standard 1977
“And I gave them My statutes and informed them of My ordinances, by which, if a man observes them, he will live.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and I gave them my statutes and declared unto them my rights, by which the man that does them shall live by them.

King James 2000 Bible
And I gave them my statutes, and showed them my judgments, which if a man does, he shall even live by them.

American King James Version
And I gave them my statutes, and showed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them.

American Standard Version
And I gave them my statutes, and showed them mine ordinances, which if a man do, he shall live in them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I gave them my statutes, and I shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall live in them.

Darby Bible Translation
And I gave them my statutes, and made known unto them mine ordinances, which if a man do, he shall live by them.

English Revised Version
And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall live in them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I gave them my statutes, and showed them my judgments, which if a man doeth, he shall even live in them.

World English Bible
I gave them my statutes, and showed them my ordinances, which if a man does, he shall live in them.

Young's Literal Translation
And I give to them My statutes, And my judgments I caused them to know, Which the man who doth -- liveth by them.
Study Bible
Rebellion in Egypt
10"So I took them out of the land of Egypt and brought them into the wilderness. 11"I gave them My statutes and informed them of My ordinances, by which, if a man observes them, he will live. 12"Also I gave them My sabbaths to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.…
Cross References
Luke 10:28
"You have answered correctly," Jesus said. "Do this and you will live."

Romans 10:5
For concerning the righteousness that is by the Law, Moses writes: "The man who does these things will live by them."

Leviticus 18:5
'So you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, by which a man may live if he does them; I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 4:1
"Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which I am teaching you to perform, so that you may live and go in and take possession of the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you.

Ezekiel 20:13
"But the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness. They did not walk in My statutes and they rejected My ordinances, by which, if a man observes them, he will live; and My sabbaths they greatly profaned. Then I resolved to pour out My wrath on them in the wilderness, to annihilate them.

Ezekiel 33:15
if a wicked man restores a pledge, pays back what he has taken by robbery, walks by the statutes which ensure life without committing iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
Treasury of Scripture

And I gave them my statutes, and showed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them.

I gave

Deuteronomy 4:8 And what nation is there so great, that has statutes and judgments …

Nehemiah 9:13,14 You came down also on mount Sinai, and spoke with them from heaven, …

Psalm 147:19,20 He shows his word to Jacob, his statutes and his judgments to Israel…

Romans 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that to them were committed the oracles of God.

shewed them [heb] made them to know
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Ezekiel 20:13,21 But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they …

Leviticus 18:5 You shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if …

Deuteronomy 20:15,16 Thus shall you do to all the cities which are very far off from you, …

Luke 10:28 And he said to him, You have answered right: this do, and you shall live.

Romans 10:5 For Moses describes the righteousness which is of the law, That the …

Galatians 3:12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that does them shall live in them.

(11) He shall even live in them.--Comp. Deuteronomy 30:15-20. It becomes plain, on a careful perusal of this passage, that what was required was not a mere outward, technical, and perfunctory keeping of certain definite precepts, but a living and loving obedience to God's will from the heart. The same fundamental principle of life underlies the Old Testament as the New; yet the former is justly regarded, and frequently spoken of in the New Testament, as a covenant of works, because the people were not yet sufficiently educated spiritually to be able to receive the principle of faith, and were therefore placed under a law of many definite precepts, that by keeping these with glad alacrity they might show their readiness and desire to do the Lord's will. It is in this sense that a man should live by doing the statutes of the law, and not on the ground of his thereby earning for himself salvation. But even thus, they failed miserably under the test.

Verse 11. - I gave them my statutes, etc. Ezekiel recognizes, almost in the very language of Deuteronomy 30:16-20, as fully as the writers of Psalm 19. and 119. recognized, the excellence of the Law. A man who kept that Law in its fulness would have life in its fullest and highest sense. He was beginning, however, to recognize, as Jeremiah had (lone (Jeremiah 31:31), the powerlessness of the Law to give that life without the aid of something higher. The "new covenant" was already dawning on the mind of the scholar as on that of the master. And I gave them my statutes,.... The precepts of his law, the law on Mount Sinai, of which there were not the like among other nations; nor were they given unto them, but were a special gift unto Israel, and greatly to be valued, Deuteronomy 4:8;

and showed them judgments: the nature, use, and excellency of the the necessity and advantage of observing them: the same as before, called "statutes", because appointed, fixed, and certain, being of inviolable and lasting obligation; and "judgments", being according to strict justice and equity: these, though they were originally written on man's heart, yet so obliterated by sin that there was need not only of their being afresh written and published, but of their being taught and made known; or of pointing out the use of them, and obligation to them:

which if a man do, he shall live in them; or "by them" (g); in the land of Canaan, enjoying all the blessings of a long and happy life: reference seems to be had to Leviticus 18:5. The Targum adds,

"in eternal life;''

but eternal life is not to be obtained by the works of the law, since no man can perfectly obey or fulfil it, but is the pure gift of the grace of God.

(g) "per ea", Junius & Tremellius, Polanus, Piscator; "propter ea", Pagninus. 11. which if a man do, he shall … five in them—not "by them," as though they could justify a man, seeing that man cannot render the faultless obedience required (Le 18:5; Ga 3:12). "By them" is the expression indeed in Ro 10:5; but there the design is to show that, if man could obey all God's laws, he would be justified "by them" (Ga 3:21); but he cannot; he therefore needs to have justification by "the Lord our righteousness" (Jer 23:6); then, having thus received life, he "lives," that is, maintains, enjoys, and exercises this life only in so far as he walks "in" the laws of God. So De 30:15, 16. The Israelites, as a nation, had life already freely given to them by God's covenant of promise; the laws of God were designed to be the means of the outward expression of their spiritual life. As the natural life has its healthy manifestation in the full exercise of its powers, so their spiritual being as a nation was to be developed in vigor, or else decay, according as they did, or did not, walk in God's laws.20:10-26. The history of Israel in the wilderness is referred to in the new Testament as well as in the Old, for warning. God did great things for them. He gave them the law, and revived the ancient keeping of the sabbath day. Sabbaths are privileges; they are signs of our being his people. If we do the duty of the day, we shall find, to our comfort, it is the Lord that makes us holy, that is, truly happy, here; and prepares us to be happy, that is, perfectly holy, hereafter. The Israelites rebelled, and were left to the judgments they brought upon themselves. God sometimes makes sin to be its own punishment, yet he is not the Author of sin: there needs no more to make men miserable, than to give them up to their own evil desires and passions.
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