18:8 does not engage in usury or charge interest, 1 but refrains 2 from wrongdoing, promotes true justice 3 between men,
18:13 engages in usury and charges interest. Will he live? He will not! Because he has done all these abominable deeds he will certainly die. 4 He will bear the responsibility for his own death. 5
18:17 refrains from wrongdoing, 6 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; 7 he will surely live.
22:12 They take bribes within you to shed blood. You engage in usury and charge interest; 8 you extort money from your neighbors. You have forgotten me, 9 declares the sovereign Lord. 10
2 tn Heb, “turns back his hand.”
3 tn Heb “justice of truth.”
4 tn Heb “be put to death.” The translation follows an alternative reading that appears in several ancient textual witnesses.
5 tn Heb “his blood will be upon him.”
6 tc This translation follows the LXX. The MT reads “restrains his hand from the poor,” which makes no sense here.
7 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.”
10 tn The second person verb forms are feminine singular in Hebrew, indicating that the personified city is addressed here as representing its citizens.