Ezekiel 33:11-20

Thomson(i) 11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord, I desire not the death of the wicked, but that the wicked should turn from his way and live. Turn ye, turn ye from your way. Why do you die, house of Israel. 12 Say to the children of thy people, The righteousness of a righteous man will not save him on the day when he goeth astray. Nor shall the iniquity of a wicked man bring ruin on him, on the day when he turneth away from his iniquity. What! cannot a righteous man be saved. 13 When I have spoken to the righteous, if he, trusting to his righteousness, shall commit iniquity, none of his righteous acts shall be remembered; for the iniquity which he hath done, even for it he shall die. 14 And when I say to the wicked, Thou shalt die: 15 if he turn from his sin and execute judgment and justice and restore a pledge and make compensation for acts of rapine and walk in the statutes of life without committing injustice, he shall live and not die. None of his sins which he committed shall be remembered. 16 Because he hath executed judgment and justice, for this he shall live. 17 Now will the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not straight? It is their own way which is not straight. 18 When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness and shall commit iniquities, for them he shall die. 19 And when the sinner turneth away from his iniquity and shall execute judgment and justice, for them he shall live. 20 Yet this is what gave occasion to your saying, The way of the Lord is not straight. I will judge you, house of Israel, every one according to his ways.