Ezekiel 18:5
New International Version
"Suppose there is a righteous man who does what is just and right.

New Living Translation
"Suppose a certain man is righteous and does what is just and right.

English Standard Version
“If a man is righteous and does what is just and right—

Berean Study Bible
Now suppose a man is righteous and does what is just and right:

New American Standard Bible
"But if a man is righteous and practices justice and righteousness,

King James Bible
But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,

Christian Standard Bible
"Suppose a man is righteous and does what is just and right:

Contemporary English Version
Suppose there is a truly good man who always does what is fair and right.

Good News Translation
"Suppose there is a truly good man, righteous and honest.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now suppose a man is righteous and does what is just and right:

International Standard Version
"If a person is righteous, and practices what's lawful and right,

NET Bible
"Suppose a man is righteous. He practices what is just and right,

New Heart English Bible
"But if a man is just, and does that which is lawful and right,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Suppose a righteous person does what is fair and right.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,

New American Standard 1977
“But if a man is righteous, and practices justice and righteousness,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if a man is just and does judgment and righteousness,

King James 2000 Bible
But if a man is just, and does that which is lawful and right,

American King James Version
But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,

American Standard Version
But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But the man who shall be just, who executes judgment and righteousness,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if a man be just, and do judgment and justice,

Darby Bible Translation
And if a man be righteous, and do judgment and justice:

English Revised Version
But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,

Webster's Bible Translation
But if a man is just, and doeth that which is lawful and right,

World English Bible
But if a man is just, and does that which is lawful and right,

Young's Literal Translation
And a man, when he is righteous, And hath done judgment and righteousness,
Study Bible
A Proverb about 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: 6‘He does not eat at the mountain or look to the idols of the house of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor’s wife or approach a woman during her period.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 18:4
Behold, every soul belongs to Me; both father and son are Mine. The soul who sins is the one who will die.

Ezekiel 18:6
He does not eat at the mountain or look to the idols of the house of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor's wife or approach a woman during her period.

Treasury of Scripture

But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,

if

Psalm 15:2-5
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart…

Psalm 24:4-6
He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully…

Matthew 7:21-27
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven…

that [heb] judgment and justice

Ezekiel 33:14
Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;

Genesis 18:19
For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

Proverbs 21:3
To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.







Lexicon
Now suppose
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

a man
וְאִ֖ישׁ (wə·’îš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

is
יִהְיֶ֣ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

righteous
צַדִּ֑יק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

and does
וְעָשָׂ֥ה (wə·‘ā·śāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

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

and right:
וּצְדָקָֽה׃ (ū·ṣə·ḏā·qāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively
(5) If a man be just.--At the opening and close of the statement in regard to the righteous man (Ezekiel 18:5; Ezekiel 18:9), he is described in general and comprehensive terms; while in the intermediate verses various particulars of an upright life are specified as examples of the whole. These particulars have reference, first, to religious duties (Ezekiel 18:6 a), then to moral obligations, such as the avoidance of adultery (Ezekiel 18:6 b), and finally to duties negative and positive towards one's neighbour (Ezekiel 18:7-8). The whole, including Ezekiel 18:5; Ezekiel 18:9, may be considered as a terse summary of the practical duty of man.

Verses 5-9. - The verses that follow are noticeable as forming one of the most complete pictures of a righteous life presented in the Old Testament. It ads characteristic of Ezekiel that he starts from the avoidance of sins against the first table of the commandments. To eat upon the mountains was to take part in the sacrificial feasts on the places, of which he had already spoken (Ezekiel 16:16; comp. 22:9; Deuteronomy 12:2). The words, lifted up his eyes, as in Deuteronomy 4:19 and Psalm 121:1, implied every form of idolatrous adoration. The two sins that follow seem to us, as compared with each other, to stand on a very different footing. To Ezekiel, however, they both appeared as mala prohibita, to each of which the Law assigned the punishment of death (Leviticus 18:19; Leviticus 20:10, 18; Deuteronomy 22:22), each involving the dominance of animal passions, in the one case, over the sacred rights of others; in the other, over a law of self-restraint which rested partly on physical grounds, the act condemned frustrating the final cause of the union of the sexes; partly, also, on its ethical significance. The prominence given to it implies that the sin was common, and that it brought with it an infinite degradation of the holiest ties. 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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