Ezekiel 18:27
New International Version
But if a wicked person turns away from the wickedness they have committed and does what is just and right, they will save their life.

New Living Translation
And if wicked people turn from their wickedness, obey the law, and do what is just and right, they will save their lives.

English Standard Version
Again, when a wicked person turns away from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he shall save his life.

Berean Study Bible
But if a wicked man turns from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will save his life.

King James Bible
Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

New King James Version
Again, when a wicked man turns away from the wickedness which he committed, and does what is lawful and right, he preserves himself alive.

New American Standard Bible
But when a wicked person turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and practices justice and righteousness, he will save his life.

NASB 1995
"Again, when a wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and practices justice and righteousness, he will save his life.

NASB 1977
“Again, when a wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and practices justice and righteousness, he will save his life.

Amplified Bible
Again, when a wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and practices justice and righteousness, he will save his life.

Christian Standard Bible
But if a wicked person turns from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will preserve his life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if a wicked person turns from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will preserve his life.

American Standard Version
Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if the evil will return from his evil and he will do justice and righteousness, his soul shall live

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and shall do judgement and justice, he has kept his soul,

Contemporary English Version
And if wicked people start doing right, they will save themselves from punishment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

English Revised Version
Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

Good News Translation
When someone evil stops sinning and does what is right and good, he saves his life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When a wicked person turns away from the wicked things that he has done and does what is fair and right, he will live.

International Standard Version
When a wicked person quits his wicked behavior and does what's just and right, he'll be enabled to live.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

Literal Standard Version
And in the turning back of the wicked "" From his wickedness that he has done, "" And he does judgment and righteousness, "" He keeps his soul alive.

NET Bible
When a wicked person turns from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will preserve his life.

New Heart English Bible
Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

World English Bible
Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

Young's Literal Translation
And in the turning back of the wicked From his wickedness that he hath done, And he doth judgment and righteousness, He his soul doth keep alive.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Soul who Sins will Die
26If a righteous man turns from his righteousness and practices iniquity, he will die for this. He will die because of the iniquity he has committed. 27But if a wicked man turns from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will save his life. 28Because he considered and turned from all the transgressions he had committed, he will surely live; he will not die.…

Cross References
Isaiah 1:18
"Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are as red as crimson, they will become like wool.

Isaiah 55:7
Let the wicked man forsake his own way and the unrighteous man his own thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that He may have compassion, and to our God, for He will freely pardon.

Ezekiel 13:22
Because you have disheartened the righteous with your lies, even though I have caused them no grief, and because you have encouraged the wicked not to turn from their evil ways to save their lives,

Ezekiel 18:21
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.

Ezekiel 18:26
If a righteous man turns from his righteousness and practices iniquity, he will die for this. He will die because of the iniquity he has committed.

Ezekiel 18:28
Because he considered and turned from all the transgressions he had committed, he will surely live; he will not die.

Ezekiel 33:14
But if I tell the wicked man, 'You will surely die,' and he turns from his sin and does what is just and right--


Treasury of Scripture

Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

when

Ezekiel 18:21
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.

Isaiah 1:18
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Isaiah 55:7
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

he shall

Ezekiel 33:5
He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

Acts 2:40
And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

1 Timothy 4:16
Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.









(27) Shall save his soul alive.--This does not mean that any man can by his own power save himself, for that question is not here in view at all, but that the consequence of a certain course of conduct will be his salvation, and that the adoption of that course is within the man's own choice.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But if a wicked man
רָשָׁ֗ע (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

turns
וּבְשׁ֣וּב (ū·ḇə·šūḇ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

from the wickedness
מֵֽרִשְׁעָתוֹ֙ (mê·riš·‘ā·ṯōw)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7564: Wickedness

he has committed
עָשָׂ֔ה (‘ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

and does
וַיַּ֥עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

what is just
מִשְׁפָּ֖ט (miš·pāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

and right,
וּצְדָקָ֑ה (ū·ṣə·ḏā·qāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively

he
ה֖וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

will save
יְחַיֶּֽה׃ (yə·ḥay·yeh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2421: To live, to revive

his life.
נַפְשׁ֥וֹ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion


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