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14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel,[a] and Job lived in that land, they would only save their own lives on account of their righteousness,” declares the Lord God.

15 “If I were to make wild animals pass throughout the land, so that they kill its residents[b] and it were to become desolate because no one will travel through it due to those wild animals,[c] 16 then even though these three men were in it, as I live,” says the Lord God, “they wouldn’t be able to deliver even their sons or daughters. They would only save themselves, but the land would become desolate.

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  1. Ezekiel 14:14 cf. Eze 28:3
  2. Ezekiel 14:15 Lit. children
  3. Ezekiel 14:15 Lit. in the face of living beings

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