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When I say to a righteous person that he will live, yes live, if he trusts in his righteousness and commits injustice, none of his righteous deeds will be remembered; but because of his injustice that he has committed, because of it, he will die. Bible

“live, yes, live.” The Hebrew is the figure of speech polyptoton. The primary meaning of “live” in this context is “live forever.” [For more on the figure polyptoton used in this way and the way the REV translates it, see commentary on Genesis 2:16]. Similarly, the primary meaning of “die” in this context is “die forever.” [For more on the wicked being annihilated in the Lake of Fire, see Appendix 5, “Annihilation in the Lake of Fire”].


Commentary for: Ezekiel 33:13