Ezekiel 18:21
Good News Translation
"If someone evil stops sinning and keeps my laws, if he does what is right and good, he will not die; he will certainly live.

Contemporary English Version
Suppose wicked people stop sinning and start obeying my laws and doing right. They won't be put to death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if the wicked do penance for all his sins which he hath committed, and keep all my commandments, and do judgment, and justice, living he shall live, and shall not die.

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But if the wicked do penance for all his sins which he hath committed, and keep all my commandments, and do judgment, and justice, living he shall live, and shall not die.

if the

Ezekiel 18:27,28,30 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. . . .

Ezekiel 33:11-16,19 Say to them: As I live, saith the Lord God, I desire not the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way, and live. Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways: and why will you die, O house of Israel? . . .

2 Chronicles 33:12,13 And after that he was in distress he prayed to the Lord his God: and did penance exceedingly before the God of his fathers. . . .

Proverbs 28:13 He that hideth his sins, shall not prosper: but he that shall confess, and forsake them, shall obtain mercy.

Isaiah 1:16-20 Wash yourselves, be clean, take away the evil of your devices from my eyes, cease to do perversely, . . .

Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the Lord, while he may be found: call upon him, while he is near.

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unjust man his thoughts, and let him return to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God: for he is bountiful to forgive.

Luke 24:47 And that penance and remission of sins should be preached in his name, unto all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

Acts 3:19 Be penitent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out.

Acts 26:18-20 To open their eyes, that they may be converted from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a lot among the saints, by the faith that is in me. . . .

1 Timothy 1:13-16 Who before was a blasphemer and a persecutor and contumelious. But I obtained the mercy of God, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. . . .

James 4:8-10 Draw nigh to God: and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double minded. . . .

and keep

Ezekiel 18:9 Hath walked in my commandments, and kept my judgments, to do truth: he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord God.

Ezekiel 36:27 And I will put my spirit in the midst of you: and I will cause you to walk in my commandments, and to keep my judgments, and do them.

Genesis 26:5 Because Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my precepts and commandments, and observed my ceremonies and laws.

Psalm 119:80,112 Let my heart be undefiled in thy justifications, that I may not be confounded. . . .

Luke 1:6 And they were both just before God, walking in all the commandments and justifications of the Lord without blame.

James 2:14,26 What shall it profit, my brethren, if a man say he hath faith, but hath not works? Shall faith be able to save him? . . .

and do

Psalm 119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.

Galatians 5:22-24 But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, . . .

Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God our Saviour hath appeared to all men: . . .

he shall surely

Ezekiel 18:17,28 That hath turned away his hand from injuring the poor, hath not taken usury and increase, but hath executed my judgments, and hath walked in my commandments: this man shall not die for the iniquity of his father, but living he shall live. . . .

Ezekiel 3:21 But if thou warn the just man, that the just may not sin, and he doth not sin: living he shall live, because thou hast warned him, and thou hast delivered thy soul.

Romans 8:13 For if you live according to the flesh, you shall die: but if by the Spirit you mortify the deeds of the flesh, you shall live.

Context
The Soul who Sins will Die
20The soul that sinneth, the same shall die: the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, and the father shall not bear the iniquity of the son: the justice of the just shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. 21But if the wicked do penance for all his sins which he hath committed, and keep all my commandments, and do judgment, and justice, living he shall live, and shall not die.22I will not remember all his iniquities that he hath done: in his justice which he hath wrought, he shall live.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 18:8
If that nation against which I have spoken, shall repent of their evil, I also will repent of the evil that I have thought to do to them.

Ezekiel 13:22
Because with lies you have made the heart of the just to mourn, whom I have not made sorrowful: and have strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his evil way, and live.

Ezekiel 18:27
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.

Ezekiel 18:28
Because he considereth and turneth away himself from all his iniquities which he hath wrought, he shall surely live, and not die.

Ezekiel 33:12
Thou therefore, O son of man, say to the children of thy people: The justice of the just shall not deliver him, in what day soever he shall sin: and the wickedness of the wicked shall not hurt him, in what day soever he shall turn from his wickedness: and the just shall not be able to live in his justice, in what day soever he shall sin.

Ezekiel 33:19
And when the wicked shall depart from his wickedness, and shall do judgments, and justice, he shall live in them.

Daniel 4:27
And the king answered, and said: Is not this the great Babylon, which I have built, to be the seat of the kingdom, by the strength of my power, and in the glory of my excellence?

Additional Translations
But if the wicked man turns from all the sins he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is just and right, he will surely live; he will not die.But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he has committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

But if the wicked turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

And if the transgressor turn away from all his iniquities which he has committed, and keep all my commandments, and do justice and mercy, he shall surely live, and shall by no means die.

And the wicked, if he turn from all his sins which he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do judgment and justice, he shall certainly live, he shall not die.

But if the wicked turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

But if the wicked turn from all his sins that he has committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

And the wicked -- when he turneth back From all his sins that he hath done, And he hath kept all My statutes, And hath done judgment and righteousness, He doth surely live, he doth not die.
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