Ezekiel 18:26

26 If a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin, they will die for it; because of the sin they have committed they will die.

Read Ezekiel 18:26 Using Other Translations

When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.
When a righteous person turns away from his righteousness and does injustice, he shall die for it; for the injustice that he has done he shall die.
When righteous people turn from their righteous behavior and start doing sinful things, they will die for it. Yes, they will die because of their sinful deeds.

What does Ezekiel 18:26 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 18:26

When a righteous [man] turneth away from his righteousness,
&c.] This is repeated for the further confirmation of it, and to raise their attention to it; to make it more plain and manifest to them, and to fix it upon their minds: and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them:
or, "he shall die for them" {m}; both for his turning away from his righteousness, and for his committing iniquity: for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die;
in both respects. This is repeated to denote the certainty of it.


FOOTNOTES:

F13 (Mhyle) "propter illa", Pagninus, Piscator, Grotius, Cocceius; so some in Vatsbins.
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