New Living Translation
And my righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away."
King James Bible
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
Darby Bible Translation
But the just shall live by faith; and, if he draw back, my soul does not take pleasure in him.
World English Bible
But the righteous will live by faith. If he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him."
Young's Literal Translation
and 'the righteous by faith shall live,' and 'if he may draw back, My soul hath no pleasure in him,'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:38 Now the just - The justified person. Shall live - In God's favour, a spiritual and holy life. By faith - As long as he retains that gift of God. But if he draw back - If he make shipwreck of his faith My soul hath no pleasure in him - That is, I abhor him; I cast him off. Hab 2:3, and c.
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ROMANS ix. 15.--"For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion." This is a part of the description which God himself gave to Moses, of His own nature and attributes. The Hebrew legislator had said to Jehovah: "I beseech thee show me thy glory." He desired a clear understanding of the character of that Great Being, under whose guidance he was commissioned to lead the people of Israel into the promised land. God said to …
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When I tell righteous people that they will live, but then they sin, expecting their past righteousness to save them, then none of their righteous acts will be remembered. I will destroy them for their sins.
"Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God.
This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, "It is through faith that a righteous person has life."
So it is clear that no one can be made right with God by trying to keep the law. For the Scriptures say, "It is through faith that a righteous person has life."
But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved.
You have condemned and killed innocent people, who do not resist you.
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