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Ezekiel 18:4

    Ezekiel 18:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sins, it shall die.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    See, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so the soul of the son is mine: death will be the fate of the sinner's soul.

    Webster's Revision

    Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

    World English Bible

    Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins, he shall die.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 18:4

    All souls are mine - Equally so; I am the Father of the spirits of all flesh, and shall deal impartially with the whole.

    The soul that sinneth, it shall die - None shall die for another's crimes, none shall be saved by another's righteousness. Here is the general judgment relative to the righteousness and unrighteousness of men, and the influence of one man's state on that of another; particularly in respect to their moral conduct.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 18:4

    All souls are mine - Man is not simply to ascribe his existence to earthly parents, but to acknowledge as his Father Him who created man in His own image, and who gave and gives him the spirit of life. The relation of father to son is merged in the common relation of all (father and son alike) as sons to their heavenly Father.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 18:4

    18:4 Behold - There can be no colour of partial judgment in the proceedings of God, who is equally God to all. All souls - All persons. The soul - The person, whether father or son, shall die, shall bear his own punishment.