New Living Translation
I don't want you to die, says the Sovereign LORD. Turn back and live!
King James Bible
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
Darby Bible Translation
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord Jehovah; therefore turn ye and live.
World English Bible
For I have no pleasure in the death of him who dies, says the Lord Yahweh: therefore turn yourselves, and live.
Young's Literal Translation
For I have no pleasure in the death of the dying, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, And turn ye back and live!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:32 I have no pleasure - Sinners displease God when they undo themselves; they please him when they return.
LibraryThe Abbots Euroul and Loumon.
To the examples already given in the previous biographies, of the power which religion exercised over the rough and savage mind, we may add the following. The abbot Ebrolf (Euroul) had settled with his monks in a thick forest, infested by wild beasts and robbers. One of the robbers came to them, and, struck with reverence at their aspect, said to them: "Ye have chosen no fit dwelling for you here. The inhabitants of this forest live by plunder, and will not tolerate any one amongst them who maintains …
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places
A Startling Statement
General Character of Christians.
The Wicked Husbandmen.
1 Timothy 2:4
who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.
We cannot imagine the power of the Almighty; but even though he is just and righteous, he does not destroy us.
Though you are such wicked rebels, my people, come and return to the LORD.
"Do you think that I like to see wicked people die? says the Sovereign LORD. Of course not! I want them to turn from their wicked ways and live.
As surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of wicked people. I only want them to turn from their wicked ways so they can live. Turn! Turn from your wickedness, O people of Israel! Why should you die?
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