New International Version
I gave them my decrees and made known to them my laws, by which the person who obeys them will live.
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.
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.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I gave them my statutes - I showed them what they should do in order to be safe, comfortable, wise, and happy; and what they should avoid in order to be uninjured in body, mind, and possessions. Had they attended to these things, they should have lived by them. They would have been holy, healthy, and happy.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
shewed them [heb] made them to know
LibraryTen Reasons Demonstrating the Commandment of the Sabbath to be Moral.
1. Because all the reasons of this commandment are moral and perpetual; and God has bound us to the obedience of this commandment with more forcible reasons than to any of the rest--First, because he foresaw that irreligious men would either more carelessly neglect, or more boldly break this commandment than any other; secondly, because that in the practice of this commandment the keeping of all the other consists; which makes God so often complain that all his worship is neglected or overthrown, …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
"You have answered correctly," Jesus replied. "Do this and you will live."
Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: "The person who does these things will live by them."
Keep my decrees and laws, for the person who obeys them will live by them. I am the LORD.
Now, Israel, hear the decrees and laws I am about to teach you. Follow them so that you may live and may go in and take possession of the land the LORD, the God of your ancestors, is giving you.
"'Yet the people of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness. They did not follow my decrees but rejected my laws--by which the person who obeys them will live--and they utterly desecrated my Sabbaths. So I said I would pour out my wrath on them and destroy them in the wilderness.
if they give back what they took in pledge for a loan, return what they have stolen, follow the decrees that give life, and do no evil--that person will surely live; they will not die.
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