Ezekiel 18:23
Good News Translation
Do you think I enjoy seeing evil people die?" asks the Sovereign LORD. "No, I would rather see them repent and live.

Contemporary English Version
I, the LORD God, don't like to see wicked people die. I had much rather see them turn back from their sins and live.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Is it my will that a sinner should die, saith the Lord God, and not that he should be converted from his ways, and live?

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Is it my will that a sinner should die, saith the Lord God, and not that he should be converted from his ways, and live?

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Ezekiel 18:32 For I desire not the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God, return ye and live.

Ezekiel 33:11 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?

Lamentations 3:33 Caph. For he hath not willingly afflicted, nor cast off the children of men.

Hosea 11:8 How shall I deal with thee, O Ephraim, shall I protect thee, O Israel? how shall I make thee as Adama, shall I set thee as Seboim? my heart is turned within me, my repentance is stirred up.

1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord delayeth not his promise, as some imagine, but dealeth patiently for your sake, not willing that any should perish, but that all should return to penance,

not that

Exodus 34:6,7 And when he passed before him, he said: O the Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, patient and of much compassion, and true, . . .

Job 33:27,28 He shall look upon men, and shall say: I have sinned, and indeed I have offended, and I have not received what I have deserved. . . .

Psalm 147:11 The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him: and in them that hope in his mercy.

Jeremiah 31:20 Surely Ephraim is an honourable son to me, surely he is a tender child: for since I spoke of him, I will still remember him. Therefore are my bowels troubled for him: pitying I will pity him, saith the Lord.

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like to thee, who takest away iniquity, and passest by the sin of the remnant of thy inheritance? he will send his fury in no more, because he delighteth in mercy.

Luke 15:4-7,10,22 What man of you that hath an hundred sheep, and if he shall lose one of them, doth he not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after that which was lost, until he find it? . . .

Luke 15:23,24,32 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it: and let us eat and make merry: . . .

James 2:13 For judgment without mercy to him that hath not done mercy. And mercy exalteth itself above judgment.

Context
The Soul who Sins will Die
22I will not remember all his iniquities that he hath done: in his justice which he hath wrought, he shall live. 23Is it my will that a sinner should die, saith the Lord God, and not that he should be converted from his ways, and live?24But if the just man turn himself away from his justice, and do iniquity according to all the abominations which the wicked man useth to work, shall he live? all his justices which he hath done, shall not be remembered: in the prevarication, by which he hath prevaricated, and in his sin, which he hath committed, in them he shall die.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 2:4
Who will have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Job 37:23
We cannot find him worthily: he is great in strength, and in judgment, and in justice, and he is ineffable.

Psalm 147:11
The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him: and in them that hope in his mercy.

Ezekiel 18:32
For I desire not the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God, return ye and live.

Ezekiel 33:11
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?

Micah 7:18
Who is a God like to thee, who takest away iniquity, and passest by the sin of the remnant of thy inheritance? he will send his fury in no more, because he delighteth in mercy.

Additional Translations
Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Lord GOD. Would I not prefer he turn from his ways and live?Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? said the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?

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?

Shall I at all desire death of the sinner, saith the Lord, as I desire that he should turn from his evil way, and live?

Have I any pleasure at all in the death of the wicked? saith the Lord Jehovah; is it not in his turning from his way, that he may live?

Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked? saith the Lord GOD: and not rather that he should return from his way, and live?

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?

Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked? says the Lord Yahweh; and not rather that he should return from his way, and live?

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?
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