11 Say to them, (A)As I live, declares the Lord God, (B)I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; (C)turn back, turn back from your evil ways, (D)for why will you die, O house of Israel?

12 (E)“And you, son of man, say to (F)your people, (G)The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him when he transgresses, (H)and as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall by it when he turns from his wickedness, (I)and the righteous shall not be able to live by his righteousness[a] when he sins. 13 Though I say to the righteous that he shall surely live, yet (J)if he trusts in his righteousness and does injustice, none of his righteous deeds shall be remembered, but in his injustice that he has done he shall die. 14 Again, (K)though I say to the wicked, (L)‘You shall surely die,’ yet (M)if he turns from his sin and does what is just and right, 15 if the wicked (N)restores the pledge, (O)gives back what he has taken by robbery, and walks (P)in the statutes of life, not doing injustice, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 16 (Q)None of the sins that he has committed shall be remembered against him. He has done what is just and right; he shall surely live.

17 “Yet (R)your people say, (S)‘The way of the Lord is not just,’ when it is their own way that is not just.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 33:12 Hebrew by it

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