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Ezekiel 18:3

3 “As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, you will no longer quote this proverb in Israel.

Read Ezekiel 18:3 Using Other Translations

As I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.
As I live, declares the Lord GOD, this proverb shall no more be used by you in Israel.
As surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, you will not quote this proverb anymore in Israel.

What does Ezekiel 18:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 18:3

[As] I live, saith the Lord God
This is a form of an oath; the Lord here swears by his life, by himself, because he could swear by no greater, ( Hebrews 6:13 ) ; and it expresses how displeased he was with the above proverb, and how much he resented it, as well as the certainty of what follows; which, it might be depended on, would be assuredly done, since the Lord not only said it, but swore unto it: ye shall not have [occasion] any more to use this proverb in Israel;
signifying that he would no longer defer the execution of his judgments, but immediately bring them upon them; so that or the future there would be no use of the proverb; no occasion to make mention of it in the next generation; and, moreover, that he would make it so manifest to themselves and others, by his dealings with them, that it should be seen, and known, and acknowledged by all, that it was for their own sins and transgressions that they were visited and corrected.

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