18:9 and follows my statutes and observes my regulations by carrying them out. 1 That man 2 is righteous; he will certainly live, 3 declares the sovereign Lord.
18:21 “But if the wicked person turns from all the sin he has committed and observes all my statutes and does what is just and right, he will surely live; he will not die.
18:28 Because he considered 5 and turned from all the sins he had done, he will surely live; he will not die.
1 tc The MT reads לַעֲשׂוֹת אֱמֶת (la’asot ’emet, “to do with integrity”), while the LXX reads “to do them,” presupposing לַעֲשׂוֹת אֹתָם (la’asot ’otam). The ם (mem) and ת (tav) have been reversed in the MT. The LXX refelcts the original, supported by similar phrasing in Ezekiel 11:20; 20:19.
2 tn Heb “he.”
3 tn Heb “living, he will live.” The infinitive absolute precedes the finite verb for emphasis.
4 tn Heb “lift up, bear.”
5 tn Heb “he saw.”