Ezekiel 20:11
New International Version
I gave them my decrees and made known to them my laws, by which the person who obeys them will live.

New Living Translation
There I gave them my decrees and regulations so they could find life by keeping them.

English Standard Version
I gave them my statutes and made known to them my rules, by which, if a person does them, he shall live.

Berean Study Bible
And I gave them My statutes and made known to them My ordinances—for the man who does these things will live by them.

New American Standard Bible
"I gave them My statutes and informed them of My ordinances, by which, if a man observes them, he will live.

New King James Version
And I gave them My statutes and showed them My judgments, ‘which, if a man does, he shall live by them.’

King James Bible
And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them.

Christian Standard Bible
Then I gave them my statutes and explained my ordinances to them--the person who does them will live by them.

Contemporary English Version
I gave them my laws and teachings, so they would know how to live right.

Good News Translation
I gave them my commands and taught them my laws, which bring life to anyone who obeys them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I gave them My statutes and explained My ordinances to them--the person who does them will live by them.

International Standard Version
where I gave them my statutes and revealed my ordinances to them, which if a person observes, he'll live by them.

NET Bible
I gave them my statutes and revealed my regulations to them. The one who carries them out will live by them!

New Heart English Bible
I gave them my statutes, and showed them my ordinances, which if a man does, he shall live in them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I gave them my laws and made my rules known to them. If people obey them they will live.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I gave them My statutes, and taught them Mine ordinances, which if a man do, he shall live by them.

New American Standard 1977
“And I gave them My statutes and informed them of My ordinances, by which, if a man observes them, he will live.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and I gave them my statutes and declared unto them my rights, by which the man that does them shall live by them.

King James 2000 Bible
And I gave them my statutes, and showed them my judgments, which if a man does, he shall even live by them.

American King James Version
And I gave them my statutes, and showed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them.

American Standard Version
And I gave them my statutes, and showed them mine ordinances, which if a man do, he shall live in them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I gave them my commandments, and made known to them mine ordinances, all which if a man shall do, he shall even live in them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I gave them my statutes, and I shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall live in them.

Darby Bible Translation
And I gave them my statutes, and made known unto them mine ordinances, which if a man do, he shall live by them.

English Revised Version
And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall live in them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I gave them my statutes, and showed them my judgments, which if a man doeth, he shall even live in them.

World English Bible
I gave them my statutes, and showed them my ordinances, which if a man does, he shall live in them.

Young's Literal Translation
And I give to them My statutes, And my judgments I caused them to know, Which the man who doth -- liveth by them.
Study Bible
Israel's Rebellion in Egypt
10So I brought them out of the land of Egypt and led them into the wilderness. 11And I gave them My statutes and made known to them My ordinances— for the man who does these things will live by them. 12I also gave them My Sabbaths as a sign between us, so that they would know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.…
Cross References
Luke 10:28
"You have answered correctly," Jesus said. "Do this and you will live."

Romans 10:5
For concerning the righteousness that is by the Law, Moses writes: "The man who does these things will live by them."

Leviticus 18:5
Keep My statutes and My judgments, for the man who does these things will live by them. I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 4:1
Hear now, O Israel, the statutes and ordinances I am teaching you to follow so that you may live, enter, and take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you.

Ezekiel 20:13
Yet the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness. They did not follow My statutes and they rejected My ordinances--though the man who does these things will live by them--and they utterly profaned My Sabbaths. Then I resolved to pour out My wrath upon them and put an end to them in the wilderness.

Ezekiel 33:15
if he restores a pledge, makes restitution for what he has stolen, and walks in the statutes of life without practicing iniquity--he will surely live; he will not die.

Treasury of Scripture

And I gave them my statutes, and showed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them.

I gave

Deuteronomy 4:8
And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?

Nehemiah 9:13,14
Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments: …

Psalm 147:19,20
He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel…

shewed them [heb] made them to know

Ezekiel 20:13,21
But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them…

Leviticus 18:5
Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 20:15,16
Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities which are very far off from thee, which are not of the cities of these nations…







Lexicon
And I gave
וָאֶתֵּ֤ן (wā·’et·tên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

them
לָהֶם֙ (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

My statutes
חֻקּוֹתַ֔י (ḥuq·qō·w·ṯay)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2708: Something prescribed, an enactment, statute

and made known
הוֹדַ֣עְתִּי (hō·w·ḏa‘·tî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

to them
אוֹתָ֑ם (’ō·w·ṯām)
Direct object marker | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

My ordinances—
מִשְׁפָּטַ֖י (miš·pā·ṭay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

for the man
הָאָדָ֖ם (hā·’ā·ḏām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

who
אֲשֶׁ֨ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

does [these things]
יַעֲשֶׂ֥ה (ya·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

will live
וָחַ֥י (wā·ḥay)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2425: To live, to revive

by them.
בָּהֶֽם׃ (bā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew
(11) He shall even live in them.--Comp. Deuteronomy 30:15-20. It becomes plain, on a careful perusal of this passage, that what was required was not a mere outward, technical, and perfunctory keeping of certain definite precepts, but a living and loving obedience to God's will from the heart. The same fundamental principle of life underlies the Old Testament as the New; yet the former is justly regarded, and frequently spoken of in the New Testament, as a covenant of works, because the people were not yet sufficiently educated spiritually to be able to receive the principle of faith, and were therefore placed under a law of many definite precepts, that by keeping these with glad alacrity they might show their readiness and desire to do the Lord's will. It is in this sense that a man should live by doing the statutes of the law, and not on the ground of his thereby earning for himself salvation. But even thus, they failed miserably under the test.

Verse 11. - I gave them my statutes, etc. Ezekiel recognizes, almost in the very language of Deuteronomy 30:16-20, as fully as the writers of Psalm 19. and 119. recognized, the excellence of the Law. A man who kept that Law in its fulness would have life in its fullest and highest sense. He was beginning, however, to recognize, as Jeremiah had (lone (Jeremiah 31:31), the powerlessness of the Law to give that life without the aid of something higher. The "new covenant" was already dawning on the mind of the scholar as on that of the master. 20:10-26. The history of Israel in the wilderness is referred to in the new Testament as well as in the Old, for warning. God did great things for them. He gave them the law, and revived the ancient keeping of the sabbath day. Sabbaths are privileges; they are signs of our being his people. If we do the duty of the day, we shall find, to our comfort, it is the Lord that makes us holy, that is, truly happy, here; and prepares us to be happy, that is, perfectly holy, hereafter. The Israelites rebelled, and were left to the judgments they brought upon themselves. God sometimes makes sin to be its own punishment, yet he is not the Author of sin: there needs no more to make men miserable, than to give them up to their own evil desires and passions.
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