Ezekiel 18:4
New International Version
For everyone belongs to me, the parent as well as the child--both alike belong to me. The one who sins is the one who will die.

New Living Translation
For all people are mine to judge--both parents and children alike. And this is my rule: The person who sins is the one who will die.

English Standard Version
Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die.

Berean Study Bible
Behold, every soul belongs to Me; both father and son are Mine. The soul who sins is the one who will die.

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine. The soul who sins will die.

King James Bible
Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

Christian Standard Bible
Look, every life belongs to me. The life of the father is like the life of the son--both belong to me. The person who sins is the one who will die.

Contemporary English Version
The lives of all people belong to me--parents as well as children. However, only those who sin will be put to death.

Good News Translation
The life of every person belongs to me, the life of the parent as well as that of the child. The person who sins is the one who will die.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look, every life belongs to Me. The life of the father is like the life of the son--both belong to Me. The person who sins is the one who will die."

International Standard Version
Look! Every living soul belongs to me—the father's as well as the son's. So pay attention! The person who keeps on sinning is going to die."

NET Bible
Indeed! All lives are mine--the life of the father as well as the life of the son is mine. The one who sins will die.

New Heart English Bible
Look, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins, he shall die.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The life of every person belongs to me. Fathers and their children belong to me. The person who sins will die.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, all souls are Mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is Mine; the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

New American Standard 1977
“Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine. The soul who sins will die.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine; the soul that sins, it shall die.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sins, it shall die.

American King James Version
Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sins, it shall die.

American Standard Version
Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son, they are mine: the soul that sins, it shall die.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold all souls are mine: as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, the same shall die.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, all the souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

English Revised Version
Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

World English Bible
Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins, he shall die.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, all the souls are Mine, As the soul of the father, So also the soul of the son -- they are Mine, The soul that is sinning -- it doth die.
Study Bible
A Proverb about Israel
3As surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, you will no longer quote this proverb in Israel. 4Behold, every soul belongs to Me; both father and son are Mine. The soul who sins is the one who will die. 5Now suppose a man is righteous and does what is just and right:…
Cross References
Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Numbers 16:22
But Moses and Aaron fell facedown and said, "O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, when one man sins, will You vent Your wrath on the whole congregation?"

Numbers 27:16
"May the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation

2 Kings 14:6
Yet he did not put the sons of the murderers to death, according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, where the LORD commanded: "Fathers must not be put to death for their children, and children must not be put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin."

Job 21:20
Let his own eyes see his destruction; let him drink for himself the wrath of the Almighty.

Isaiah 42:5
Thus says God the LORD--He who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and its offspring, who gives breath to the people on it and life to those who walk in it--

Isaiah 57:16
For I will not accuse you forever, nor will I always be angry; for then the spirit of man would grow weak before Me, with the breath of those I have made.

Jeremiah 31:30
Instead, each will die for his own iniquity. If anyone eats the sour grapes, his own teeth will be set on edge.

Ezekiel 18:3
As surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, you will no longer quote this proverb in Israel.

Ezekiel 18:5
Now suppose a man is righteous and does what is just and right:

Ezekiel 18:20
The soul who sins is the one who will die. A son will not bear the iniquity of the father, and a father will not bear the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will fall upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked man will fall upon him.

Ezekiel 33:8
If I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you will surely die,' but you do not speak out to dissuade him from his way, then that wicked man will die in his iniquity, yet I will hold you accountable for his blood.

Treasury of Scripture

Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sins, it shall die.

all souls

Numbers 16:22
And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?

Numbers 27:16
Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,

Zechariah 12:1
The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.

the soul that

Ezekiel 18:20
The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Galatians 3:10-13,22
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them…







Lexicon
Behold,
הֵ֤ן (hên)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2005: Lo! behold!

every
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

soul
הַנְּפָשׁוֹת֙ (han·nə·p̄ā·šō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

belongs to Me;
לִ֣י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

both father
הָאָ֛ב (hā·’āḇ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

[and]
וּכְנֶ֥פֶשׁ (ū·ḵə·ne·p̄eš)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

son
הַבֵּ֖ן (hab·bên)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

are
הֵ֑נָּה (hên·nāh)
Pronoun - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2007: Themselves

Mine.
לִי־ (lî-)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

The soul
הַנֶּ֥פֶשׁ (han·ne·p̄eš)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

who sins
הַחֹטֵ֖את (ha·ḥō·ṭêṯ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2398: To miss, to sin, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, lead astray, condemn

is the one who
הִ֥יא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

will die.
תָמֽוּת׃ (ṯā·mūṯ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill
(4) All souls are mine.--This is the basis of the subsequent teaching. Since all alike belong to God and are absolutely in His power. He has no occasion to punish one lest another should escape; and again, since all are His, He loves and would save them all, and inflicts punishment only when it is deserved and His grace is rejected. Four cases are now discussed separately: (1) That of the righteous man who honestly seeks to follow the ways of the Lord (Ezekiel 18:5-9); (2) that of his wicked son (Ezekiel 18:10-13); (3) that of the righteous son of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:14-20); (4) that of a change of character in the individual, whether from sin to righteousness or the reverse (Ezekiel 18:21-29). The word "soul" throughout the chapter does not mean exclusively the immortal part of our nature, but, as so often in Scripture, is equivalent to man, or person, or self; and the word "die" is used, as often elsewhere, in the broad sense of suffer punishment.

Verse 4. - Behold, all souls are mine, etc. The words imply, not only creation, ownership, absolute authority, on the part of God, but, as even Calvin could recognize (in loc.), "a paternal affection towards the whole human race which he created and formed." Ezekiel anticipates here, and yet more fully in ver. 32. the teaching of St. Paul, that "God willeth that all men should be saved" (1 Timothy 2:4). The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The sentence, though taken from the Law, which ordered capital punishment for the offences named, cannot be limited to that punishment. "Death" and "life" are both used in their highest and widest meaning - "life" as including all that makes it worth living, "death" for the loss of that only true life which is found in knowing God (John 17:3). 18:1-20 The soul that sinneth it shall die. As to eternity, every man was, is, and will be dealt with, as his conduct shows him to have been under the old covenant of works, or the new covenant of grace. Whatever outward sufferings come upon men through the sins of others, they deserve for their own sins all they suffer; and the Lord overrules every event for the eternal good of believers. All souls are in the hand of the great Creator: he will deal with them in justice or mercy; nor will any perish for the sins of another, who is not in some sense worthy of death for his own. We all have sinned, and our souls must be lost, if God deal with us according to his holy law; but we are invited to come to Christ. If a man who had shown his faith by his works, had a wicked son, whose character and conduct were the reverse of his parent's, could it be expected he should escape the Divine vengeance on account of his father's piety? Surely not. And should a wicked man have a son who walked before God as righteous, this man would not perish for his father's sins. If the son was not free from evils in this life, still he should be partaker of salvation. The question here is not about the meritorious ground of justification, but about the Lord's dealings with the righteous and the wicked.
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