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9 Hath walked in my statutes, ecuted my judgments, hath walked and hath kept my judgments, to in my statutes; he shall not die deal truly; he is just, he shall for the iniquity of his father, he surely live, saith the Lord God. shall surely live.

10 | If he beget a son that is a 18 As for his father, because he robber, a shedder of blood, and cruelly oppressed, spoiled his that doeth the like to any one of brother by violence, and did that these things,

which is not good among his peo11 And that doeth not any of ple, lo, even he shall die in his inthose duties, but even hath eaten iquity. upon the mountains, and defiled

19 || Yet say ye, Why? doth not his neighbour's wife, 12 Hath oppressed the poor and father? When the son hath done

the son bear the iniquity of the needy, hath spoiled by violence, that which is lawful and right, and hath not restored the pledge, and hath kept all my statutes, and hath hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, done them, he shall surely live. hath committed abomination, 13 Hath given forth upon usury, die. The son shall not bear the in

20 The soul that sinneth, it shall and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: heliquity of the father, neither shall hath done all these abominations: the father bear the iniquity of the

; he shall surely die; his blood shall son: the righteousness of the rightbe upon him.

eous shall be upon him, and the 14 | Now, lo, if he beget a son. wickedness of the wicked shall be

, that seeth all his father's sins upon him. which he hath done, and consider

21 But if the wicked will turn eth, and doeth not such like,

from all his sins that he hath com15 That hath not eaten upon the mitted, and keep all my statutes, mountains, neither hath lifted up

and do that which is lawful and his eyes to the idols of the house right, he shall surely live, he shall of Israel, hath not defiled his not die. neighbour's wife,

22 All his transgressions that he 16 Neither hath oppressed any, hath committed, they shall not be hath not withholden the pledge, mentioned unto him: in his rightneither hath spoiled by violence, eousness that he hath done he shall but hath given his bread to the live. hungry, and hath covered the nak- 23 Have 1 any pleasure at all ed with a garment,

that the wicked should die? saith 17 That hath taken off his hand the Lord God: and not that he from the poor, that hath not re- should return from his ways, and ceived usury nor increase, hath ex- I live?

24 | But when the righteous God. Repent, and turn yourselves turneth away from his righteous- from all your transgressions; so ness, and committeth iniquity, and iniquity shall not be your ruin. doeth according to all the abomin- * 31 | Castaway from you all ations that the wicked man doeth, your "transgressions, whereby ye shall he live? All his righteousness have transgressed: and make you that he hath done shall not be a new heart and a new spirit: for mentioned; in his trespass that he why will ye die, O house of Israel? hath trespassed, and in his sin that 32 For I have no pleasure in the he hath sinned, in them shall he death of him that dieth, saith the die.

Lord God: wherefore turn your25 ( Yet ye say, The way of the selves, and live ye.

| Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way

EZEK. XXXIII:1-20—B. C. 587 equal? are not your ways unequal? 1 Again the word of the LORD

26 When a righteous man turn- came unto me, saying, eth away from his righteousness, 2 Son of man, speak to the chiland committeth iniquity, and dren of thy people, and say unto dieth in them; for his iniquity that them, When I bring the sword uphe hath done, shall he die. on a land, if the people of the land 27 Again, when the wicked man him for their watchman:

take a man of their coasts, and set turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth

3 If when he seeth the sword that which is lawful and right, he come upon the land, he blow the shall save his soul alive.

trumpet, and warn the people;

4 Then whosoever heareth the 28 Because he considereth and

sound of the trumpet, and taketh turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, and take him away, his blood shall

not warning; if the sword come, he shall surely live, he shall not be upon his own head. die.

5 He heard the sound of the 29 Yet saith the house of Is- trumpet, and took not warning: rael, The way of the Lord is not his blood shall be upon him. But equal. O house of Israel, are not he that taketh warning shall demy ways equal? are not your ways liver his soul. unequal?

6 But if the watchman see the 30 Therefore, I will judge you, sword come, and blow not the O house of Israel, every one ac- trumpet, and the people be not cording to his ways, saith the Lord' warned; if the sword come, and *Ezek. 18:31—“. .And make you a new heart and a new spirit.."

ake any person from among them, he turneth from his wickedness; le is taken away in his iniquity; neither shall the righteous be able ut his blood will I require at the to live for his righteousness in the vatchman's hand.

day that he sinneth. 7 f So thou, O son of man, I 13 When I shall say to the rightjave set thee a watchman unto the cous, that he shall surely live; if house of Israel; therefore thou he trust to his own righteousness, halt hear the word at my mouth, and commit iniquity, all his rightand warn them from me.

eousness shall not be remembered; 8 When I say unto the wicked, but for his iniquity that he hath O wicked man, thou shalt surely committed, he shall die for it. die; if thou dost not speak to warn 14 Again, when I say unto the the wicked from his way, that wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if wicked man shall die in his in- he turn from his sin, and do that iquity; but his blood will I require which is lawful and right; at thine hand.

15 If the wicked restore the 9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the pledge, give again that he had wicked of his way to turn from it; robbed, walk in the statutes of if he do not turn from his way, life, without committing iniquity; he shall die in his iniquity; but he shall surely live, he shall not die. thou hast delivered thy soul. 16 None of his sins that he hath

10 Therefore, O thou son of committed shall be mentioned unman, speak unto the house of Is- to him: he hath done that which rael; Thus, ye speak, saying, If is lawful and right: he shall surely our transgressions and our sins be live. upon us, and we pine away in 17 [ Yet the children of thy peothem, how should we then live? ple say, The way of the Lord is

11 Say unto them, As I live, not equal: but as for them, their saith the Lord God, I have no way is not equal. pleasure in the death of the wick- 18 When the righteous turneth ed; but that the wicked turn from from his righteousness, and comhis way and live: turn ye, turn ye mitteth iniquity, he shall even die from your evil ways; for why will thereby. ye die, O house of Israel?

19 But if the wicked turn from 12 Therefore, thou son of man, his wickedness, and do that which say unto the children of thy peo- is lawful and right, he shall live ple, The righteousness of the right- thereby. eous shall not deliver him in the 20 | Yet ye say, The way of the day of his transgression: as for the LORD is not equal. O ye house of wickedness of the wicked, he shall Israel, I will judge you every one not fall thereby in the day that' after his ways.

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JUDGMENT AND DARK AGES

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