22:15 I will scatter you among the nations and disperse you among various countries; I will remove your impurity from you. 1
I tried to cleanse you, 3 but you are not clean.
You will not be cleansed from your uncleanness 4
until I have exhausted my anger on you.
36:25 I will sprinkle you with pure water 5 and you will be clean from all your impurities. I will purify you from all your idols.
36:29 I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and multiply it; I will not bring a famine on you.
39:24 According to their uncleanness and rebellion I have dealt with them, and I hid my face from them.
1 sn The ultimate purpose of divine judgment is to purify the covenant community of its sins.
2 tn Heb “in your uncleanness (is) obscene conduct.”
3 tn Heb “because I cleansed you.” In this context (see especially the very next statement), the statement must refer to divine intention and purpose. Despite God’s efforts to cleanse his people, they resisted him and remained morally impure.
4 tn The Hebrew text adds the word “again.”