Ezekiel 33:16-26 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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16 None of the sins that he has committed shall be remembered against him; he has done what is lawful and right, he shall surely live. 16 None of the sins he has committed will be remembered against him. He has done what is just and right; he will surely live.
17 "Yet your people say, 'The way of the Lord is not just'; when it is their own way that is not just. 17 "Yet your countrymen say, 'The way of the Lord is not just.' But it is their way that is not just.
18 When the righteous turns from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, he shall die for it. 18 If a righteous man turns from his righteousness and does evil, he will die for it.
19 And when the wicked turns from his wickedness, and does what is lawful and right, he shall live by it. 19 And if a wicked man turns away from his wickedness and does what is just and right, he will live by doing so.
20 Yet you say, 'The way of the Lord is not just.' O house of Israel, I will judge each of you according to his ways." 20 Yet, O house of Israel, you say, 'The way of the Lord is not just.' But I will judge each of you according to his own ways."
21 In the twelfth year of our exile, in the tenth month, on the fifth day of the month, a man who had escaped from Jerusalem came to me and said, "The city has fallen." 21 In the twelfth year of our exile, in the tenth month on the fifth day, a man who had escaped from Jerusalem came to me and said, "The city has fallen!"
22 Now the hand of the LORD had been upon me the evening before the fugitive came; and he had opened my mouth by the time the man came to me in the morning; so my mouth was opened, and I was no longer dumb. 22 Now the evening before the man arrived, the hand of the LORD was upon me, and he opened my mouth before the man came to me in the morning. So my mouth was opened and I was no longer silent.
23 The word of the LORD came to me: 23 Then the word of the LORD came to me:
24 "Son of man, the inhabitants of these waste places in the land of Israel keep saying, 'Abraham was only one man, yet he got possession of the land; but we are many; the land is surely given us to possess.' 24 "Son of man, the people living in those ruins in the land of Israel are saying, 'Abraham was only one man, yet he possessed the land. But we are many; surely the land has been given to us as our possession.'
25 Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: You eat flesh with the blood, and lift up your eyes to your idols, and shed blood; shall you then possess the land? 25 Therefore say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Since you eat meat with the blood still in it and look to your idols and shed blood, should you then possess the land?
26 You resort to the sword, you commit abominations and each of you defiles his neighbor's wife; shall you then possess the land? 26 You rely on your sword, you do detestable things, and each of you defiles his neighbor's wife. Should you then possess the land?'