Ezekiel 33:17
New International Version
"Yet your people say, 'The way of the Lord is not just.' But it is their way that is not just.

New Living Translation
"Your people are saying, 'The Lord isn't doing what's right,' but it is they who are not doing what's right.

English Standard Version
“Yet your people say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just,’ when it is their own way that is not just.

Berean Study Bible
Yet your people say, ‘The way of the LORD is not just.’ But it is their way that is not just.

New American Standard Bible
"Yet your fellow citizens say, 'The way of the Lord is not right,' when it is their own way that is not right.

King James Bible
Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.

Christian Standard Bible
"'But your people say, "The Lord's way isn't fair," even though it is their own way that isn't fair.

Contemporary English Version
Ezekiel, your people accuse me of being unfair. But they are the ones who are unfair.

Good News Translation
"And your people say that what I do isn't right! No, it's their way that isn't right.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But your people say, 'The Lord's way isn't fair,' even though it is their own way that isn't fair.

International Standard Version
"Nevertheless, your people's children keep saying, 'Living life the Lord's way isn't right,' when all the while it is their way of living that isn't right.

NET Bible
"Yet your people say, 'The behavior of the Lord is not right,' when it is their behavior that is not right.

New Heart English Bible
"Yet the children of your people say, 'The way of the LORD is not just': but as for them, their way is not just.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But your people say, 'The Lord's way is unfair.' Yet, their ways are unfair.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yet the children of thy people say: The way of the Lord is not equal; but as for them, their way is not equal.

New American Standard 1977
“Yet your fellow citizens say, ‘The way of the Lord is not right,’ when it is their own way that is not right.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the sons of thy people shall say, The way of the Lord is not straight: but their way is the one that is not straight.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet the children of your people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.

American King James Version
Yet the children of your people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.

American Standard Version
Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Yet the children of thy people will say, The way of the Lord is not straight: whereas this their way is not straight.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the children of thy people have said: The way of the Lord is not equitable: whereas their own way is unjust.

Darby Bible Translation
Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.

English Revised Version
Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.

World English Bible
Yet the children of your people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of thy people have said: The way of the Lord is not pondered, As to them -- their way is not pondered.
Study Bible
The Message of the Watchman
16None of the sins he has committed will be held against him. He has done what is just and right; he will surely live. 17Yet your people say, ‘The way of the LORD is not just.’ But it is their way that is not just. 18If a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, he will die for it.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 18:25
Yet you say, 'The way of the Lord is not just.' Hear now, O house of Israel: Is it My way that is unjust? Is it not your ways that are unjust?

Ezekiel 33:2
"Son of man, speak to your people and tell them: 'Suppose I bring the sword against a land, and the people of that land choose a man from among them, appointing him as their watchman,

Ezekiel 33:16
None of the sins he has committed will be held against him. He has done what is just and right; he will surely live.

Ezekiel 33:18
If a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, he will die for it.

Treasury of Scripture

Yet the children of your people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.

Ezekiel 33:20
Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.

Ezekiel 18:25,29
Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal? …

Job 35:2
Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?







Lexicon
Yet your people
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

say,
וְאָמְרוּ֙ (wə·’ā·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘The way
דֶּ֣רֶךְ (de·reḵ)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

of the LORD
אֲדֹנָ֑י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 136: The Lord

is not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

just.’
יִתָּכֵ֖ן (yit·tā·ḵên)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8505: To balance, measure out, arrange, equalize, levelling

But it is
וְהֵ֖מָּה (wə·hêm·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

their way
דַּרְכָּ֥ם (dar·kām)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

that is not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

just.
יִתָּכֵֽן׃ (yit·tā·ḵên)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8505: To balance, measure out, arrange, equalize, levelling
Verse 17. - The way of the Lord is not equal. The prophet now proclaims what he had been taught, perhaps then, without proclaiming it, in Ezekiel 18:25-30. Men are dealt with by the Divine Judge, not as their fathers have Been before them, not even as they themselves have been in times past, but exactly as they are. Where could there be a more perfect rule of equity? The question how far Ezekiel thinks of the judgment itself as final, whether there is the possibility of repentance and pardon after it has fallen, and during its continuance, is not directly answered. He is speaking, we must remember, of a judgment on this side the grave, and therefore what we call the problems of eschatology were not before him. But the language of the document which lies at the basis of his theology (Leviticus 26:41) asserts that if men repented and, "accepted" their earthly punishment, then Jehovah would remember his covenant, and would not destroy them utterly. And his own language as to Sodom and Samaria (Ezekiel 16:53) indicates a leaning to the wider hope. If the problems of the unseen world had been brought before him, we may believe that he would have dealt with them as with those with which he actually came in contact, and that there also his words would have been, "O house of Israel, O sons of men, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal?" 33:10-20 Those who despaired of finding mercy with God, are answered with a solemn declaration of God's readiness to show mercy. The ruin of the city and state was determined, but that did not relate to the final state of persons. God says to the righteous, that he shall surely live. But many who have made profession, have been ruined by proud confidence in themselves. Man trusts to his own righteousness, and presuming on his own sufficiency, he is brought to commit iniquity. If those who have lived a wicked life repent and forsake their wicked ways, they shall be saved. Many such amazing and blessed changes have been wrought by the power of Divine grace. When there is a settled separation between a man and sin, there shall no longer be a separation between him and God.
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