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14 Three great men like Noah, Daniel and Job might be in that country. But their goodness could save only themselves, says the Lord God.

15 “I might even send wild animals into that land. They would leave the land empty and without children. Then no one would pass through it because of the animals. 16 As surely as I live, says the Lord God, not even Noah, Daniel and Job could help. Even if they were in the land, they could not save their own sons or daughters. They could only save themselves. And that country would remain empty.

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