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14 even if these three men were in it — Noach, Dani’el and Iyov — they would by their righteousness save only themselves,” says Adonai Elohim.

15 “If I unleash wild beasts on the land, and they kill its children and desolate it, so that no one can pass through because of the animals; 16 even if these three men were in it, as I live,” says Adonai Elohim, “they would save neither sons nor daughters; only they themselves would be saved, and the land would remain barren.

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14 even if these three men—Noah,(A) Daniel[a](B) and Job(C)—were in it, they could save only themselves by their righteousness,(D) declares the Sovereign Lord.

15 “Or if I send wild beasts(E) through that country and they leave it childless and it becomes desolate so that no one can pass through it because of the beasts,(F) 16 as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, even if these three men were in it, they could not save their own sons or daughters. They alone would be saved, but the land would be desolate.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 14:14 Or Danel, a man of renown in ancient literature; also in verse 20

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