10 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel, Thus ye speak and say, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we are consumed because of them, [a]how should we then live?

11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, [b]I desire not the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn you, turn you from your evil ways, for why will ye die, O ye house of Israel?

12 Therefore thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The [c]righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression, nor the wickedness of the wicked shall cause him to fall therein, in the day that he returneth from his wickedness, neither shall the righteous live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 33:10 Thus the wicked when they hear God’s judgments for their sins, despair of his mercies, and murmur.
  2. Ezekiel 33:11 Read Ezek. 18:23.
  3. Ezekiel 33:12 Read of this righteousness, Ezek. 18:21, 24.