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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.