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Ezekiel 11:19

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11:19 I will give them one heart and I will put a new spirit within them; 1  I will remove the hearts of stone from their bodies 2  and I will give them tender hearts, 3 

Ezekiel 36:26

Context
36:26 I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. I will remove the heart of stone 4  from your body and give you a heart of flesh. 5 

1 tc The MT reads “you”; many Hebrew mss along with the LXX and other ancient versions read “within them.”

2 tn Heb “their flesh.”

3 tn Heb “heart of flesh.”

4 sn That is, a heart which symbolizes a will that is stubborn and unresponsive (see 1 Sam 25:37). In Rabbinic literature a “stone” was associated with an evil inclination (b. Sukkah 52a).

5 sn That is, a heart which symbolizes a will that is responsive and obedient to God.



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