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Ezekiel 18:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “But if a man is righteous and practices justice and righteousness,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But if a man is just, and doeth that which is lawful and right,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And if a man be righteous, and do judgment and justice:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, when, any man, shall be righteous,—and do justice and righteousness:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And a man, when he is righteous, And hath done judgment and righteousness,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And if a man be just, and do judgment and justice,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But if a man be iust, and do that which is lawfull and right:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— But the man who shall be just, who executes judgment and righteousness,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But if x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
a man 376
{0376} Prime
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
be x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
just, 6662
{6662} Prime
From H6663; just.
and do 6213
{6213} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
that which is lawful 4941
{4941} Prime
From H8199; properly a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (particularly) divine law, individual or collectively), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly justice, including a particular right, or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style.
and right, 6666
{6666} Prime
From H6663; rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ezekiel 18:5

_ _ Here begins the illustration of God’s impartiality in a series of supposed cases. The first case is given in Ezekiel 18:5-9, the just man. The excellencies are selected in reference to the prevailing sins of the age, from which such a one stood aloof; hence arises the omission of some features of righteousness, which, under different circumstances, would have been desirable to be enumerated. Each age has its own besetting temptations, and the just man will be distinguished by his guarding against the peculiar defilements, inward and outward, of his age.

_ _ just ... lawful ... right — the duties of the second table of the law, which flow from the fear of God. Piety is the root of all charity; to render to each his own, as well to our neighbor, as to God.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezekiel 18:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 15:2-5 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. ... [He that] putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these [things] shall never be moved.
Psalms 24:4-6 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. ... This [is] the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
Matthew 7:21-27 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. ... And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Romans 2:7-10 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: ... But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
James 1:22-25 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. ... But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth [therein], he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
James 2:14-26 What [doth it] profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? ... For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
1 John 2:29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
1 John 5:2-5 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. ... Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
Revelation 22:14 Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

etc. Heb. judgment and justice,
Ezekiel 33:14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;
Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
Proverbs 21:3 To do justice and judgment [is] more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
Jeremiah 22:15 Shalt thou reign, because thou closest [thyself] in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, [and] then [it was] well with him?
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Gn 18:19. Ps 15:2; 24:4. Pv 21:3. Jr 22:15. Ezk 33:14. Mt 7:21. Ro 2:7. Jm 1:22; 2:14. 1Jn 2:3, 29; 3:7; 5:2. Rv 22:14.

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