Eze:18:23: Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?
Eze:18:24: But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.
Eze:18:25: Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal?
Eze:18:26: 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.
Eze:18:27: Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
Eze:18:28: Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Eze:18:29: Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal?
Eze:18:30: Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
Eze:18:31: Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Eze:18:32: For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
Eze:19:1: Moreover take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,
Eze:19:2: And say, What is thy mother? A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps among young lions.
Eze:19:3: And she brought up one of her whelps: it became a young lion, and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men.
Eze:19:4: The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and they brought him with chains unto the land of Egypt.
Eze:19:5: Now when she saw that she had waited, and her hope was lost, then she took another of her whelps, and made him a young lion.
Eze:19:6: And he went up and down among the lions, he became a young lion, and learned to catch the prey, and devoured men.
Eze:19:7: And he knew their desolate palaces, and he laid waste their cities; and the land was desolate, and the fulness thereof, by the noise of his roaring.
Eze:19:8: Then the nations set against him on every side from the provinces, and spread their net over him: he was taken in their pit.
Eze:19:9: And they put him in ward in chains, and brought him to the king of Babylon: they brought him into holds, that his voice should no more be heard upon the mountains of Israel.
Eze:19:10: Thy mother is like a vine in thy blood, planted by the waters: she was fruitful and full of branches by reason of many waters.
Eze:19:11: And she had strong rods for the sceptres of them that bare rule, and her stature was exalted among the thick branches, and she appeared in her height with the multitude of her branches.
Eze:19:12: But she was plucked up in fury, she was cast down to the ground, and the east wind dried up her fruit: her strong rods were broken and withered; the fire consumed them.
Eze:19:13: And now she is planted in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty ground.
Eze:19:14: And fire is gone out of a rod of her branches, which hath devoured her fruit, so that she hath no strong rod to be a sceptre to rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be for a lamentation.