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Ezekiel 18:23

    Ezekiel 18:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? said the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked? saith the Lord Jehovah; and not rather that he should return from his way, and live?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Have I any pleasure in the death of the evil-doer? says the Lord: am I not pleased if he is turned from his way so that he may have life?

    Webster's Revision

    Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked? saith the Lord Jehovah; and not rather that he should return from his way, and live?

    World English Bible

    Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked? says the Lord Yahweh; and not rather that he should return from his way, and live?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked? saith the Lord GOD: and not rather that he should return from his way, and live?

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 18:23

    Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? - No! That is foreign to him whose name is love, and whose nature is mercy. On the contrary he "wills that he should return from his evil ways and live."

    And if God can have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, he cannot have made a decree to abandon him to the evil of his nature, and then damn him for what he could not avoid: for as God can do nothing with which he is not pleased, so he can decree nothing with which he is not pleased. But he is "not pleased with the death of a sinner," therefore he cannot have made a decree to bring him to this death.