"Again, when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I place an obstacle before him, he will die ; since you have not warned him, he shall die in his sin, and his righteous deeds which he has done shall not be remembered ; but his blood I will require at your hand.
even though Noah, Daniel and Job were in its midst, as I live," declares the Lord GOD, "they could not deliver either their son or their daughter. They would deliver only themselves by their righteousness."
"Yet you say, 'Why should the son not bear the punishment for the father's iniquity ?' When the son has practiced justice and righteousness and has observed all My statutes and done them, he shall surely live.
"The person who sins will die. The son will not bear the punishment for the father's iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son's iniquity ; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself.
"But if the wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed and observes all My statutes and practices justice and righteousness, he shall surely live ; he shall not die.
"All his transgressions which he has committed will not be remembered against him; because of his righteousness which he has practiced, he will live.
"But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity and does according to all the abominations that a wicked man does, will he live ? All his righteous deeds which he has done will not be remembered for his treachery which he has committed and his sin which he has committed ; for them he will die.
"When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity and dies because of it, for his iniquity which he has committed he will die.
"Again, when a wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and practices justice and righteousness, he will save his life.
"And you, son of man, say to your fellow citizens, 'The righteousness of a righteous man will not deliver him in the day of his transgression, and as for the wickedness of the wicked, he will not stumble because of it in the day when he turns from his wickedness ; whereas a righteous man will not be able to live by his righteousness on the day when he commits sin.'
"When I say to the righteous he will surely live, and he so trusts in his righteousness that he commits iniquity, none of his righteous deeds will be remembered ; but in that same iniquity of his which he has committed he will die.
"But when I say to the wicked, 'You will surely die,' and he turns from his sin and practices justice and righteousness,
"When the righteous turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, then he shall die in it.
"But when the wicked turns from his wickedness and practices justice and righteousness, he will live by them.