|New Living Translation (© 2007)|
"Do you think that I like to see wicked people die? says the Sovereign LORD. Of course not! I want them to turn from their wicked ways and live.
King James 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?
American Standard Version
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?
Young's Literal Translation
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?
Ezekiel 18:23 Additional TranslationsEzekiel 18:23 Parallel Commentaries
Affirmation Death Declares Desire Die Live Pleased Pleasure Rather Sovereign Turn Turned Way Ways WickedAffirmation Death Declares Desire Die Live Pleased Pleasure Rather Sovereign Turn Turned Way Ways WickedThe Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.
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