Ezekiel 18:9
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New International Version
He follows my decrees and faithfully keeps my laws. That man is righteous; he will surely live, declares the Sovereign LORD.

New Living Translation
and faithfully obeys my decrees and regulations. Anyone who does these things is just and will surely live, says the Sovereign LORD.

English Standard Version
walks in my statutes, and keeps my rules by acting faithfully—he is righteous; he shall surely live, declares the Lord GOD.

Berean Study Bible
He follows My statutes and faithfully keeps My ordinances; he is righteous; surely he will live,’ declares the Lord GOD.

New American Standard Bible
if he walks in My statutes and My ordinances so as to deal faithfully-- he is righteous and will surely live," declares the Lord GOD.

King James Bible
Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord GOD.

Christian Standard Bible
He follows my statutes and keeps my ordinances, acting faithfully. Such a person is righteous; he will certainly live." This is the declaration of the Lord GOD.

Contemporary English Version
and faithfully obeys my laws and teachings. This man is good, and I promise he will live.

Good News Translation
Such a man obeys my commands and carefully keeps my laws. He is righteous, and he will live," says the Sovereign LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He follows My statutes and keeps My ordinances, acting faithfully. Such a person is righteous; he will certainly live." This is the declaration of the Lord GOD."

International Standard Version
if he lives his life consistent with my statutes and keeps my ordinances by practicing what's true, then he's righteous and will certainly live," declares the Lord GOD.

NET Bible
and follows my statutes and observes my regulations by carrying them out. That man is righteous; he will certainly live, declares the sovereign LORD.

New Heart English Bible
has walked in my statutes, and has kept my ordinances, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live," says the Lord GOD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He lives by my rules and obeys my laws faithfully. This person is righteous. He will certainly live," declares the Almighty LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
hath walked in My statutes, and hath kept Mine ordinances, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord GOD.

New American Standard 1977
if he walks in My statutes and My ordinances so as to deal faithfully—he is righteous and will surely live,” declares the Lord GOD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
walks in my statutes, and keeps my rights, to do according to the truth: he is just; he shall surely live, said the Lord GOD.

King James 2000 Bible
Has walked in my statutes, and has kept my judgments faithfully; he is just, he shall surely live, says the Lord GOD.

American King James Version
Has walked in my statutes, and has kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, said the Lord GOD.

American Standard Version
hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept mine ordinances, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hath walked in my commandments, and kept my judgments, to do truth: he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord God.

Darby Bible Translation
hath walked in my statutes, and kept mine ordinances, to deal faithfully: he is righteous, he shall certainly live, saith the Lord Jehovah.

English Revised Version
hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord GOD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord GOD.

World English Bible
has walked in my statutes, and has kept my ordinances, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, says the Lord Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
In My statutes he doth walk, And My judgments he hath kept -- to deal truly, Righteous is he, he surely liveth, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.
Study Bible
A Proverb about Israel
8He does not engage in usury or take excess interest, but he keeps his hand from iniquity and executes true justice between men. 9He follows My statutes and faithfully keeps My ordinances; he is righteous; surely he will live.’ declares the Lord GOD. 10Now suppose that man has a violent son, who sheds blood or does any of these things,…
Cross References
Romans 1:17
For the gospel reveals the righteousness of God that comes by faith from start to finish, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."

Romans 8:1
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Leviticus 18:5
Keep My statutes and My judgments, for the man who does these things will live by them. I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 11:12
Then you will know that I am the LORD. For you have neither followed My statutes nor practiced my ordinances, but you have conformed to the ordinances of the nations around you."

Ezekiel 18:10
Now suppose that man has a violent son, who sheds blood or does any of these things,

Ezekiel 18:19
Yet you may ask, 'Why should the son not bear the iniquity of the father?' Since the son has done what is just and right, carefully observing all My statutes, he will surely live.

Amos 5:4
For this is what the LORD says to the house of Israel: "Seek Me and live!

Habakkuk 2:4
Look at the proud one; His soul is not upright--But the righteous will live by his faith--

Treasury of Scripture

Has walked in my statutes, and has kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, said the Lord GOD.

walked

Ezekiel 18:17 That has taken off his hand from the poor, that has not received …

Ezekiel 20:13 But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they …

Ezekiel 33:15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, …

Ezekiel 36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my …

Ezekiel 37:24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall …

Deuteronomy 4:1 Now therefore listen, O Israel, to the statutes and to the judgments, …

Deuteronomy 5:1 And Moses called all Israel, and said to them, Hear, O Israel, the …

Deuteronomy 6:1,2 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, …

Deuteronomy 10:12,13 And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but …

Deuteronomy 11:1 Therefore you shall love the LORD your God, and keep his charge, …

Nehemiah 9:13,14 You came down also on mount Sinai, and spoke with them from heaven, …

Psalm 19:7-11 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony …

Psalm 105:44,45 And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labor …

Psalm 119:1-6 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD…

Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments …

John 14:21 He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves …

Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void …

James 1:22-25 But be you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves…

is just

Psalm 24:4-6 He that has clean hands, and a pure heart; who has not lifted up …

Habakkuk 2:4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the …

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: …

James 2:18-26 Yes, a man may say, You have faith, and I have works: show me your …

1 John 2:29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that every one that does …

1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness …

he shall

Ezekiel 20:11 And I gave them my statutes, and showed them my judgments, which …

Amos 5:4,14,24 For thus said the LORD to the house of Israel, Seek you me, and you …

Luke 10:27-29 And he answering said, You shall love the Lord your God with all …







Hath walked in my statutes,.... Respecting the worship of God and true religion; being observant of all laws and ordinances relating thereunto:

and hath kept my judgments to deal truly; in things moral and civil among men; regarding all such laws of God as oblige to such things:

he is just; such a man is a just man, at least externally; and if he does all these things from a right principle, without trusting to them for justification before God, and acceptance with him, but looking to the righteousness of Christ for these things, he is truly, and in the sight of God, a just man:

he shall surely live, saith the Lord God; spiritually and comfortably here, and an eternal life hereafter; or rather he shall not be distressed with famine, sword, or plague, or go into captivity; but shall live in his own land, and eat the good things of it; and this shall be his case, let his father have been what he will, ever so great a sinner. 9. truly—with integrity.

surely live—literally, "live in life." Prosper in this life, but still more in the life to come (Pr 3:1, 2; Am 5:4).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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