Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it, if he do not turn from his way, he shall die for his iniquity, but thou hast delivered thy soul.

10 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel, Thus ye speak and say, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we are consumed because of them, [a]how should we then live?

11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, [b]I desire not the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn you, turn you from your evil ways, for why will ye die, O ye house of Israel?

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 33:10 Thus the wicked when they hear God’s judgments for their sins, despair of his mercies, and murmur.
  2. Ezekiel 33:11 Read Ezek. 18:23.

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