Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

But if a wicked person turns from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will preserve his life.

New American Standard Bible

"Again, when a wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and practices justice and righteousness, he will save his life.

King James Version

Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

International Standard Version

When a wicked person quits his wicked behavior and does what's just and right, he'll be enabled to live.

A Conservative Version

Again, when a wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

American Standard Version

Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

Amplified

Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his life.

Bible in Basic English

Again, when the evil-doer, turning away from the evil he has done, does what is ordered and right, he will have life for his soul.

Darby Translation

And when the wicked turneth from his wickedness which he hath committed, and doeth judgment and justice, he shall keep his soul alive.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Again, when the wicked man leaves his wickedness that he has committed and lives according to judgment and righteousness, he shall cause his soul to live.

Julia Smith Translation

And in the unjust one turning back from his injustice which he did; and he will do judgment and justice, he shall save his soul alive.

King James 2000

Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And when the wicked turns from his wickedness that he did and he does justice and righteousness, {he will preserve his life}.

Modern King James verseion

Again, when the wicked turns away from his wickedness that he has committed and does that which is lawful and righteous, he shall save his soul alive.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And when a wicked turneth from his wickedness and doth justly and righteously, he shall save his soul:

NET Bible

When a wicked person turns from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will preserve his life.

New Heart English Bible

Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

The Emphasized Bible

But when a lawless man turneth away from his lawlessness which he hath done, And hath done justice and righteousness He, shall save his own soul, alive:

Webster

Again, when a wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

World English Bible

Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

Youngs Literal Translation

And in the turning back of the wicked From his wickedness that he hath done, And he doth judgment and righteousness, He his soul doth keep alive.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

רשׁעה 
Rish`ah 
Usage: 15

and right
צדקה 
Ts@daqah 
Usage: 157

he shall save
חיה 
Chayah 
Usage: 264

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

Context Readings

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

26 When a righteous person turns from his righteousness and practices iniquity, he will die for this. He will die because of the iniquity he has practiced. 27 But if a wicked person turns from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will preserve his life. 28 He will certainly live because he thought it over and turned from all the transgressions he had committed; he will not die.


Cross References

Isaiah 1:18

“Come, let us discuss this,”
says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they will be as white as snow;
though they are as red as crimson,
they will be like wool.

Isaiah 55:7

Let the wicked one abandon his way
and the sinful one his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord,
so He may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for He will freely forgive.

Ezekiel 18:21

“Now if the wicked person turns from all the sins he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is just and right, he will certainly live; he will not die.

Ezekiel 33:5

Since he heard the sound of the trumpet but ignored the warning, his blood is on his own hands. If he had taken warning, he would have saved his life.

Matthew 9:13

Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice.For I didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Matthew 21:28-32

“But what do you think? A man had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘My son, go, work in the vineyard today.’

Acts 2:40

And with many other words he testified and strongly urged them, saying, “Be saved from this corrupt generation!”

Acts 3:19

Therefore repent and turn back, so that your sins may be wiped out, that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,

Acts 20:21

I testified to both Jews and Greeks about repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus.

Acts 26:20

Instead, I preached to those in Damascus first, and to those in Jerusalem and in all the region of Judea, and to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works worthy of repentance.

1 Timothy 4:16

Pay close attention to your life and your teaching; persevere in these things, for by doing this you will save both yourself and your hearers.

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