New Living Translation
If you obey my decrees and my regulations, you will find life through them. I am the LORD.
King James Bible
Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall observe my statutes and my judgments, by which the man that doeth them shall live: I am Jehovah.
World English Bible
You shall therefore keep my statutes and my ordinances; which if a man does, he shall live in them: I am Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
and ye have kept My statutes and My judgments which man doth and liveth in them; I am Jehovah.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:5 He shall live in them - Not only happily here, but eternally hereafter. This is added as a powerful argument why they should follow God's commands, rather than mens examples, because their life and happiness depend upon it. And though in strictness, and according to the covenant of works they could not challenge life for so doing, except their obedience was universal, perfect, constant and perpetual, and therefore no man since the fall could be justified by the law, yet by the covenant of grace this life is promised to all that obey God's commands sincerely.
LibraryThe Blessings of Noah Upon Shem and Japheth. (Gen. Ix. 18-27. )
Ver. 20. "And Noah began and became an husbandman, and planted vineyards."--This does not imply that Noah was the first who began to till the ground, and, more especially, to cultivate the vine; for Cain, too, was a tiller of the ground, Gen. iv. 2. The sense rather is, that Noah, after the flood, again took up this calling. Moreover, the remark has not an independent import; it serves only to prepare the way for the communication of the subsequent account of Noah's drunkenness. By this remark, …
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
Meditations for Household Piety.
Appendix ii. Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic Theology.
"Why ask me about what is good?" Jesus replied. "There is only One who is good. But to answer your question--if you want to receive eternal life, keep the commandments."
"Right!" Jesus told him. "Do this and you will live!"
and I died. So I discovered that the law's commands, which were supposed to bring life, brought spiritual death instead.
For Moses writes that the law's way of making a person right with God requires obedience to all of its commands.
This way of faith is very different from the way of law, which says, "It is through obeying the law that a person has life."
"You must never have sexual relations with a close relative, for I am the LORD.
"And now, Israel, listen carefully to these decrees and regulations that I am about to teach you. Obey them so that you may live, so you may enter and occupy the land that the LORD, the God of your ancestors, is giving you.
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