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Ezekiel 18:9

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18:9 and follows my statutes and observes my regulations by carrying them out. 1  That man 2  is righteous; he will certainly live, 3  declares the sovereign Lord.

Ezekiel 18:17

Context
18:17 refrains from wrongdoing, 4  does not engage in usury or charge interest, carries out my regulations and follows my statutes. He will not die for his father’s iniquity; 5  he will surely live.

1 tc The MT reads לַעֲשׂוֹת אֱמֶת (laasotemet, “to do with integrity”), while the LXX reads “to do them,” presupposing לַעֲשׂוֹת אֹתָם (laasototam). The ם (mem) and ת (tav) have been reversed in the MT. The LXX refelcts the original, supported by similar phrasing in Ezekiel 11:20; 20:19.

2 tn Heb “he.”

3 tn Heb “living, he will live.” The infinitive absolute precedes the finite verb for emphasis.

4 tc This translation follows the LXX. The MT reads “restrains his hand from the poor,” which makes no sense here.

5 tn Or “in his father’s punishment.” The phrase “in/for [a person’s] iniquity/punishment” occurs fourteen times in Ezekiel: here and in vv. 18, 19, 20; 3:18, 19; 4:17; 7:13, 16; 24:23; 33:6, 8, 9; 39:23. The Hebrew word for “iniquity” may also mean the “punishment for iniquity.”



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