11:7 Therefore, this is what the sovereign Lord says: ‘The corpses you have dumped 1 in the midst of the city 2 are the meat, and this city 3 is the cooking pot, but I will take you out of it. 4
37:23 They will not defile themselves with their idols, their detestable things, and all their rebellious deeds. I will save them from all their unfaithfulness 5 by which they sinned. I will purify them; they will become my people and I will become their God.
1 tn Heb “placed.”
2 tn Heb “in its midst.”
4 tc Many of the versions read “I will bring you out” (active) rather than “he brought out” (the reading of MT).
5 tc Heb “their dwellings.” The text as it stands does not make sense. Based on the LXX, a slight emendation of two vowels, including a mater, yields the reading “from their turning,” a reference here to their turning from God and deviating from his commandments. See BDB 1000 s.v. מְשׁוּבָה, and D. I. Block, Ezekiel (NICOT), 2:407.