Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Lord GOD. would I not prefer he turn from his ways and live?
Cross References1 Timothy 2:4
who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
The Almighty is beyond our reach; He is exalted in power! In His justice and great righteousness, He does not oppress.
The LORD is pleased with those who fear Him, who hope in His loving devotion.
For I take no pleasure in anyone's death, declares the Lord GOD. So repent and live!
Say to them: 'As surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked should turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?'
Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity and passes over the transgression of the remnant of His inheritance--who does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in loving devotion?
Chapter Outline1. God defends his justice
31. and exhorts to repentance
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1 Timothy 2:4
2 Peter 3:9
Exodus 34:6, 7
Job 33:27, 28
Luke 15:4-7, 10, 22
Luke 15:23, 24, 32
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