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Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

18:23 Have I any pleasure. God is “not willing that any should perish” (II Peter 3:9), but the holiness and justice of God demand death for sin (Romans 6:23). The saving gospel of God in Christ—implicit in the Old Testament, explicit in the New—provides life on the basis of true repentance and true faith in the substitutionary death of Christ for the sin of the world.

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