Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

if the wicked man restores the pledge, gives again that which he had taken by robbery, walks in the statutes of life, committing no iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die.

New American Standard Bible

if a wicked man restores a pledge, pays back what he has taken by robbery, walks by the statutes which ensure life without committing iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die.

King James Version

If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.

Holman Bible

he returns collateral, makes restitution for what he has stolen, and walks in the statutes of life without practicing iniquity—he will certainly live; he will not die.

International Standard Version

returning what has been placed as collateral for a loan, paying back what he has taken, following the regulations that promote life, and committing no iniquity, he will certainly live, and not die.

American Standard Version

if the wicked restore the pledge, give again that which he had taken by robbery, walk in the statutes of life, committing no iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.

Amplified

if a wicked man returns [what he took as] a pledge, pays back what he had taken by robbery, walks in the statutes which ensure life, without committing injustice, he will certainly live; he will not die.

Bible in Basic English

If the evil-doer lets one who is in his debt have back what is his, and gives back what he had taken by force, and is guided by the rules of life, doing no evil; life will certainly be his, death will not overtake him.

Darby Translation

if the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had taken by robbery, walk in the statutes of life, doing nothing that is wrong; he shall certainly live, he shall not die.

Julia Smith Translation

The unjust shall turn back the pledge he shall restore the spoil, going in the laws of the living not to do evil; living, he shall live, he shall not die.

King James 2000

If the wicked restores the pledge, gives back that which he has stolen, walks in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[for example], [the] wicked returns a pledge for a loan, he restores {stolen property}, he goes in the statutes of life [so as] not to do injustice--certainly he will live; he will not die.

Modern King James verseion

if the wicked gives back the pledge, gives again what he had robbed, walks in the statutes of life without committing iniquity, then he shall surely live; he shall not die.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Insomuch that the same wicked man giveth the pledge again, restoreth that he had taken away by robbery, walketh in the commandments of life, and doth no wrong: Then shall he surely live, and not die.

NET Bible

He returns what was taken in pledge, pays back what he has stolen, and follows the statutes that give life, committing no iniquity. He will certainly live -- he will not die.

New Heart English Bible

if the wicked restore the pledge, give again that which he had taken by robbery, walk in the statutes of life, committing no iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.

The Emphasized Bible

The debt-pledge, the lawless man shall restore Plunder, shall pay back, In the statutes of life, hath walked, so as not to commit perversity. He shall surely live he shall not die: -

Webster

If the wicked shall restore the pledge, give again that which he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.

World English Bible

if the wicked restore the pledge, give again that which he had taken by robbery, walk in the statutes of life, committing no iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.

Youngs Literal Translation

(The pledge the wicked restoreth, plunder he repayeth,) In the statutes of life he hath walked, So as not to do perversity, He surely liveth -- he doth not die.

Interlinear

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

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

the pledge
חבלה חבל 
Chabol 
Usage: 4

גּזלה 
G@zelah 
Usage: 6

הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

in the statutes
חקּה 
Chuqqah 
Usage: 104

of life
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

עלה עולה עולה עול עול 
`evel 
Usage: 53

חיה 
Chayah 
Usage: 264

חיה 
Chayah 
Usage: 264

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Ezekiel Appointed As A Watchman And His Responsibility

14 Again, when I say to the wicked man, Thou shall surely die, if he turns from his sin, and does that which is lawful and right, 15 if the wicked man restores the pledge, gives again that which he had taken by robbery, walks in the statutes of life, committing no iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 16 None of his sins that he has committed shall be remembered against him. He has done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.



Cross References

Ezekiel 20:11

And I gave them my statutes, and showed them my ordinances, which if a man does, he shall live in them.

Luke 19:8

And having stood, Zacchaeus said to the Lord, Behold, half of the things possessed by me, Lord, I give to the poor. And if I defrauded any man of anything, I repay fourfold.

Exodus 22:1-4

If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it, he shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.

Leviticus 6:2-5

If a soul sins, and commits a trespass against LORD, and deals falsely with his neighbor in a matter of deposit, or of bargain, or of robbery, or have oppressed his neighbor,

Leviticus 18:5

Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my ordinances, which if a man does, he shall live in them. I am LORD.

Ezekiel 18:7

and has not wronged any man, but has restored to the debtor his pledge, has taken nothing by robbery, has given his bread to a hungry man, and has covered a naked man with a garment,

Exodus 22:26-27

If thou at all take thy neighbor's garment to pledge, thou shall restore it to him before the sun goes down,

Numbers 5:6-8

Speak to the sons of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, so as to trespass against LORD, and that soul shall be guilty,

Deuteronomy 24:6

No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge, for he takes life to pledge.

Deuteronomy 24:10-13

When thou do lend thy neighbor any manner of loan, thou shall not go into his house to fetch his pledge.

Deuteronomy 24:17

Thou shall not distort the justice [due] to the sojourner, [or] to the fatherless, nor take the widow's raiment to pledge,

Job 22:6

For thou have taken pledges from thy brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

Job 24:3

They drive away the donkey of the fatherless. They take the widow's ox for a pledge.

Job 24:9

There are [men] who pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor,

Psalm 119:93

I will never forget thy precepts, for with them thou have enlivened me.

Ezekiel 18:12

has wronged the poor and needy man, has taken by robbery, has not restored the pledge, and has lifted up his eyes to the idols, has committed abomination,

Ezekiel 18:16

nor has wronged any man, has not taken anything to pledge, nor has taken by robbery, but has given his bread to a hungry man, and has covered a naked man with a garment,

Ezekiel 18:27-28

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.

Ezekiel 20:13

But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness. They did not walk in my statutes, and they rejected my ordinances, which if a man keeps, he shall live in them. And they greatly profaned my Sabbaths. Then I said I wou

Ezekiel 20:21

But the sons rebelled against me. They did not walk in my statutes, nor kept my ordinances to do them, which if a man does, he shall live in them. They profaned my Sabbaths. Then I said I would pour out my wrath upon them, to accom

Amos 2:8

And they lay themselves down beside every altar upon clothes taken in pledge. And in the house of their God they drink the wine of such as have been fined.

Luke 1:6

And they were both righteous before God, going in all the commandments and righteous things of the Lord blameless.

Revelation 22:12-14

Behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me to render to each man as his work will be.

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