Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins will die. Bible see other translations

“soul.” In this verse, “soul” has the common meaning of a “person.” The verse is saying, “Behold, every person is mine; the people who are fathers as well as the people who are sons, and the person who sins will die.” [For more on the use of nephesh, “soul,” see Appendix 7, “Usages of ‘Soul’”].

Commentary for: Ezekiel 18:4