Parallel Verses

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?

New American Standard Bible

"Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked," declares the Lord GOD, "rather than that he should turn from his ways and live?

King James Version

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?

Holman Bible

Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked?” This is the declaration of the Lord God. “Instead, don’t I take pleasure when he turns from his ways and lives?

International Standard Version

"I don't take delight in the death of the wicked, do I?" asks the Lord GOD. "Shouldn't I rather delight when he turns from his wicked ways and lives?

A Conservative Version

Have I any pleasure in the death of a wicked man? says lord LORD, and not rather that he should return from his way, and live?

American Standard Version

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?

Amplified

Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked? says the Lord, and not rather that he should turn from his evil way and return [to his God] and live?

Bible in Basic English

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?

Darby Translation

Have I any pleasure at all in the death of the wicked? saith the Lord Jehovah; is it not in his turning from his way, that he may live?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Do I desire perchance the death of the wicked? said the Lord GOD, Shall he not live if he should leave his ways?

Julia Smith Translation

Delighting, shall I delight in the death of the unjust one? says the Lord Jehovah: not in his turning back from his way and living?

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Have I delight by any means [in the] death of [the] wicked, {declares} the Lord Yahweh, [and] not at his turning from his way, {so that} he lives?

Modern King James verseion

Do I actually delight in the death of the wicked? says the Lord Jehovah. Is it not that he should turn from his ways and live?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For I desire not the death of a sinner, saith the Lord Jehovah, but rather that he should turn from his way, and live.

NET Bible

Do I actually delight in the death of the wicked, declares the sovereign Lord? Do I not prefer that he turn from his wicked conduct and live?

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Could I take delight, in the death of the lawless? Demandeth My Lord. Yahweh. Must it not be in his turning from his ways in which case he shall live?

Webster

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?

Youngs Literal Translation

Do I at all desire the death of the wicked? An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, Is it not in his turning back from his way -- And he hath lived?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חפץ 
Chaphets 
Usage: 76

at all
חפץ 
Chaphets 
Usage: 76

that the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

מות 
Maveth 
Usage: 156

נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

the Lord
אדני 
'Adonay 
Usage: 438

God
יהוה 
Y@hovih 
Usage: 302

and not that he should return
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

References

Prayers for Ezekiel 18:23

Context Readings

God's Just Treatment Of Individuals, Both Righteous And Wicked

22 None of his transgressions that he has committed shall be remembered against him: in his righteousness that he has done he shall live. 23 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? 24 But when the righteous turns away from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? None of his righteous deeds that he has done shall be remembered: in his trespass that he has trespassed, and in his sin that he has sinned, in them shall he die.


Cross References

Ezekiel 33:11

Tell them, As I live, says the Lord Yahweh, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn, turn from your evil ways; for why will you die, house of Israel?

Psalm 147:11

Yahweh takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his loving kindness.

Ezekiel 18:32

For I have no pleasure in the death of him who dies, says the Lord Yahweh: therefore turn yourselves, and live.

1 Timothy 2:4

who desires all people to be saved and come to full knowledge of the truth.

Micah 7:18

Who is a God like you, who pardons iniquity, and passes over the disobedience of the remnant of his heritage? He doesn't retain his anger forever, because he delights in loving kindness.

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but is patient with us, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Exodus 34:6-7

Yahweh passed by before him, and proclaimed, "Yahweh! Yahweh, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth,

Job 33:27-28

He sings before men, and says, 'I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it didn't profit me.

Jeremiah 31:20

Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a darling child? for as often as I speak against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him, says Yahweh.

Lamentations 3:33

For he does not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.

Hosea 11:8

"How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I make you like Zeboiim? My heart is turned within me, my compassion is aroused.

Luke 15:4-7

"Which of you men, if you had one hundred sheep, and lost one of them, wouldn't leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one that was lost, until he found it?

Luke 15:10

Even so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner repenting."

Luke 15:22-24

"But the father said to his servants, 'Bring out the best robe, and put it on him. Put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet.

Luke 15:32

But it was appropriate to celebrate and be glad, for this, your brother, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.'"

James 2:13

For judgment is without mercy to him who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

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