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
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.